By Kim Charles

Ficus and tillandsia

Thanks to Cherry Ong's decorating suggestion, Tim has kicked it up a notch and decorated his indoor tree this holiday season!   


"Not much happens in my garden in Ohio in December, but I'm working on having some winter interest. The prolonged fall kept some plants going and I do have plants that don't mind the cold. My small, two-year-old Gentiana scabra was a star this autumn, with its stunning blue flowers continuing on and on, while its foliage took on the most amazing hues. I have some Chrysanthemum Wisp of Pink in the ground and in a container. This photo is of the containerized specimen, which gets to come inside when freezing temperatures threaten to nip those thistle-like petals.


I donned a festive hat at a friend's home to humor those who feel obliged to call me 'Santa' all year long, acting as though no-one has ever said that to me before...I really don't mind and I realize I am asking for it!"


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Is this the real Santa?

Adiantum venustum

Back garden path

Chrysanthemum 'Wisp of Pink'

Cyclamen hederfolium

Gentiana scabra

Verbascum & agave havardiana

West front hill

Yucca linearifolia

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