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Garden Photo of the Day

Boston Brownstone Holiday Flair

By Kim Charles

Lily Jacobi of NH shares her Beacon Hill holiday highlights with us.

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"I was going through my photo album and found these pictures that were taken in Beacon Hill, Boston a few years ago. The neighbors always do a great job of decorating for the holidays and these are a few photos that I snapped. Merry Christmas everyone"


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    meander1 (Michaele ) 12/13/2016

    Your neighbor's window box compositions go so beautifully with the elegant architecture of their home and... sigh...that front entry is timelessly gorgeous.

    1. Dvngardener 12/13/2016

      It is quite lovely I agree. I actually live in New Hampshire about an hour north of Boston. But Beacon Hill is an old neighborhood right near the state house and it is a old faithful with regard to Gardens. I believe they been hosting the Beacon Hill garden club tour on the third Thursday of May for about 100 years now. It is always an event, not to be missed. I have quite a few photos from this neighborhood from years past. I will send some along for everyone to see.

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        meander1 (Michaele ) 12/13/2016

        Whenever I read a comment like yours. Lily, I give myself a good self scolding. I lived in Hopkinton MA for six years back in the late 80's/early90's and rarely made the 35 minute drive to those special historic parts of Boston. I went to one spring garden show in downtown Boston and visited the Garden in the Woods in Framingham . I really didn't take advantage of my time there.

        1. Dvngardener 12/13/2016

          Well you can come back and visit anytime!

  2. diane_lasauce 12/13/2016

    Wish I had neighbors like this...Happy Holidays everyone!

    1. Dvngardener 12/13/2016

      Happy holidays Diane!

  3. user-3565112 12/13/2016

    Thank you for the photos.. It's a nice change of pace to see homes in urban areas decorated for the holidays. Good luck,Joe

    1. Dvngardener 12/13/2016

      Merry Christmas Joe!

      1. user-3565112 12/13/2016

        Lily,Merry Christmas to you & yours & once again thank you for posting these cheerful Christmas decorations, Joe

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    Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 12/13/2016

    Good morning, Lily. Thanks for sharing photos from your past trip to Boston. We've only been once, recently, and fell in love with the city. These are very nice, and I love the unconventional red peppers with white cyclamen used to add holiday color.
    Do you create any seasonal containers at your home or ski cabin? (Am I thinking of the wrong person?..... :)

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      meander1 (Michaele ) 12/13/2016

      Thanks for the plant id's on the white and red elements in the 3rd picture. I was puzzling over what they could be.

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        Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 12/13/2016

        Well, I *think* I am right.... :) It's an ailment from which I suffer. Lorraine calls it 'Medical Illustrator Syndrome'; I'm really good at pretending I know what I'm talking about!

        1. Dvngardener 12/13/2016

          I think you are correct Tim!

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          meander1 (Michaele ) 12/13/2016

          Ha, well, you know the expression..."in the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king." That means if you say it with confidence, I'll probably believe it when it comes to plant identifications.

    2. Dvngardener 12/13/2016

      I do containers every year… I have posted some pictures of previous creations. Sometimes I don't get good pictures or I don't get them at the right time. But I'll post again soon don't worry Tim!

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    Linda on Whidbey 12/13/2016

    Thanks, Lily, for the holiday cheer.

    1. Dvngardener 12/13/2016

      Merry Christmas Linda!

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        Linda on Whidbey 12/14/2016

        Merry Christmas to you, too, Lily. My mum shared your name so it is special to me:)

  6. Sheila_Schultz 12/13/2016

    Window boxes decorated for the holidays are so welcoming. You certainly have talented neighbors, Lily! Lucky you and everyone that passes by!

    1. Dvngardener 12/13/2016

      I believe the house that is featured is actually on Beacon Street which is one of the main thorough fare through Boston. So lots of people get to see it every day!

  7. GrannyCC 12/13/2016

    Thank you for all the wonderful door decorations this week. It certainly adds cheer to the season.

    1. Dvngardener 12/13/2016

      Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  9. PerenniallyCrazy 12/14/2016

    Those are really snazzy windowboxes! I hope your neighbor fixes yours too. Happy Holidays!

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