Monday, November 4, 2013



I spent this weekend bringing in lots of plants before the 
(that they predict...yet it still stays above freezing...oh is November)

I have said it before
it's a pain I know but I can hardly bear to let a good fern die

I have about 5 of these

and a dozen of these

where will I put the Christmas tree I had here last year?
and I was even planning on adding another to that one!

these looked so small on my front porch

another thing I love to do is plant bulbs for some winter pep
these are paper whites

we bought this old ball jar at an auction in Dalhart Saturday
and I just gathered up some of my new gravel for the bottom

I think the roots growing in the water are almost as lovely 
as the soon to be 
so lovely and fragrant!

Miss Pouty that really the same you kissing that man?

this little fern needs some love
good little dresser to be resting upon!

nature is so wonderful to experience
I love to show these kinds of things to Betty

and she loves it too

this is my starter tray
I love to save all my prayer candle jars for things such as this

not crazy about the ivy but I love the ivy vase with the quirky wire

when they get good and going, I'll put them around the house here and there

just a bit of life helps the winter not seem so gray


StagerLinda said...

I've never forced bulbs! I think you have inspired me!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I absolutely love that fern.

Anonymous said...

such beautiful collections of plants and containers, I agree, the roots are beautiful in the bulb vase,

NanaDiana said...

Well, my big, beautiful Boston fern got bit by Mr. Freeze last night- darn it. I did get some of my big plants inside though but lost that one and a corn stalk plant- xo Diana

Marissa said...

I can't wait to see your bulbs!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good evening Gina! I cannot believe that summer is over. I just can't! But the leaves have been blown off the trees, some trees are still incredibly colorful, and before we know it, it will be Christmas! I can't wait to see what you do for the holidays! Anita

Fashion-isha said...

Amazing! I've never had a green thumb but I want to try planting something!

Heather - New House New Home said...

We're on the same wavelength, my friend. I just did my amaryllis yesterday!! Still need to get the hyacinth bulbs - can't find any right now. I'll have to head to a nursery to get them before they're all gone!!

HolleyGarden said...

I've never forced bulbs, but I just love the look of your bulb vases! You're right - the roots are so artistic and beautiful. I think I'll tell my family I want a bulb vases for Christmas! Thanks for the idea!

Revi said...

You must have the greenest thumb in the top of Texas! Growing ferns here is tricky, since they want to dry up. I'd love for you to do a detailed tutorial about forcing bulbs for Christmas! I've always wanted to do it, and haven't a clue how to begin.

Happy Homemaker UK said...

So many great little jars and planters you have! Your plants and bulbs look very happy :)

Lo veo y me gusta said...

Se ven preciosos esos bulbos en los tarros de cristal.
Me das envidia, parece que se te da bien la jardinería.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

You have beautiful plants and containers. This year I am going to plant tulips in pots and store them in the garage over the winter so critters don't chew them. I planted 100 in front of my house two years ago, and they were stunning. Until the critters ate all the bulbs.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning sweet Gina! Thank you for coming to visit! HEY! We got snow last night! I wonder if you get any in your part of TX?

ENJOY! Anita

Karena Albert said...

Gina I love winter bulbs they are always such a nice surprise when the pop up and so fragrant!

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Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Thanks for reminding me...maybe this year I will get around to planting how they look...

Stacy Curran said...

We're opposites - I can't keep a fern alive ;)

Ann said...

Your bulbs look so good in those vases.