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Garden Photo of the Day

Garden Photo of the Day

Brenda's holiday garden decorations in Georgia, Day 1

comments (12) December 24th, 2012 in blogs
MichelleGervais Michelle Gervais, Senior Editor
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Photo: Courtesy of Brenda Addington

Today and tomorrow we're visiting Brenda Addington's garden in Georgia, where she creates beautiful holiday decorations in part from materials from her own garden. You may recall her harvest-themed decorations she shared with us back in October of 2011 (refresh your memory HERE). Brenda says, "To me, nothing says Christmas more than the fragrance and color of fresh greenery. Every December, I look around my garden and start collecting fresh greenery to inspire my holiday creativity for my outdoor containers. Holly, cedar, cypress, nandina, pine, boxwood, and magnolia are all abundant in my southern garden. I also mix in with my natural greenery some 'faux' greenery to add fullness and longevity to my garden holiday decorating. Using fresh evergreens from your garden is an inexpensive way to decorate. Also, heading to your local nursery and asking for some inexpensive 'leftovers' helps too. Keeping my containers watered (and misted if it hasn't rained) keeps my greenery looking wonderful till the New Year." Brenda, you are amazing. Stay tuned for even more tomorrow, everyone. In the meantime, finish up that Christmas shopping!!

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Comments (12)

pandmland writes: Posted: 2:51 am on December 31st
SumHillGardener writes: These decorations are elegant, classic and beautiful. How I would love to have the vision and talent !!! SO impressive. Thank you.
Posted: 11:24 am on December 26th
JanisCort writes: What an inspiration
Posted: 10:00 am on December 26th
passwords writes: Really, really beautiful. Reminds me of a special wonderland. You really inspire me to do more winter pots for the holidays in my yard. The stonework detailing on your home is really lovely. Posted: 5:40 pm on December 25th
cwheat000 writes: Elegant! Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season to all. A light snow has begun to fall here in CT. It is so magical. The company has all left. The little one is asleep. It was so nice to sit down and view your beautiful Christmas display. To all the GPOD'ers have a healthy and wonderful New Year. Posted: 12:47 am on December 25th
NevadaSue writes: Brenda, what a delight for the eyes! The way you have used plants and greenery to make your entry inviting is wonderful. I too like the garland at the base of the rail and those bells on the door are absolutely beautiful! I took a peak back to your Oct. post, somehow I had missed it. You do have a wonderful talent for planting beautiful pots. I love the white and green theme and the creek and stone bridge are so nice in that setting. Thank you so much for sharing your love of beauty with us.
Merry Christmas to all and may your new year be filled with joy! Posted: 1:24 pm on December 24th
soilgoil writes: Brenda, in my eyes, your holiday decor is far more beautiful and appropriate to the season than those houses we see on TV, draped in garish,flashing lights, blaring loud music. 'Wish we could peek inside your home. I'd bet it's a feast for the senses, as lush and welcoming as the entry.

I wish a sincere Merry Christmas to all -- especially Michelle and the GPOD "regulars" -- I have come to think of you as friends. Posted: 12:43 pm on December 24th
Sheila_Schultz writes: Brenda, I have to 'Ditto' what everyone else has said... your entry is lush and welcoming! I'm certainly hoping you have had a Holiday party so everyone can enjoy the 'greens' of your labor! BTW, I especially like the garlands at the base of the railings, it's a perfect addition!
Happy, Happy Holidays to all of my gardening friends out there! May 2013 bring everyone unexpected pleasures! Posted: 11:44 am on December 24th
tractor1 writes: What gorgeous arrangements. Brenda, you have the gift!

A HAPPY HOLIDAY to all! Posted: 10:01 am on December 24th
pattyspencer writes: I don't know what your day job is but you should make THIS a full time profession!! Beautiful!

Merry Christmas to everyone!!! Posted: 8:56 am on December 24th
meander1 writes: My biggest challenge in writing an adequately communicative comment is how big can I types the words WOW, oh, WOW!! Hmmm, ok, the "WOWs " are not large enough but, hopefully, you get the idea. Brenda, I am so appreciative that you took the time to do some sharing with us. I just learned a new Urban Dictionary word yesterday and it captures your gardening and decorating skills...they are Fantasmagorical.
I spent yesterday cutting berry filled nandina tops to fill planters and create low colorful drifts in now empty garden spots leading up to my front entry. However, my efforts pale in comparison to your beautiful, variety rich displays. They are sumptuous and a true celebration of the season. Posted: 7:42 am on December 24th
wGardens writes: Fabulous!!! What a gift you have, Brenda, for creating such lovely arrangements- and what a lovely gift for us to have you share them with us! Thank you!

To all, a "Merry Christmas" and wishing you all wonderful garden experiences in the year ahead! Posted: 7:09 am on December 24th
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