Garden Photo of the Day

Merry Christmas! 2013

Photo/Illustration: All photos courtesy of Avis Vesely
Merry, Merry Christmas to all of you GPODers who celebrate it! (To everyone else….happy December 25th!!) We’re keeping it simple today with some lovely images from Avis Vesely (we visited her garden last year, HERE). 

She says, “Here are a few more pictures (we visited this garden last year, too, HERE) of my brother Dennis and his wife Jeannie Connelly’s place in Bismarck, North Dakota. I love the one of the real pheasant checking out his garden art counterpart and how beautiful the grasses look in the winter.”

Beautiful, Avis, thank you. Have a wonderful day, everyone!

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  1. JonMoss 12/25/2013

    Merry Christmas everyone. I hope Santa is good to you this year. If you need a little more mirth today, try:

  2. wGardens 12/25/2013

    Lovely photos today... LOVED the peasant one especially!

    Merry Christmas to all and Best Wishes for the coming year!

  3. user-1020932 12/25/2013

    beautiful snowy/christmasy photos. we don't get those views reliably here. thanks to everyone for sharing their garden photos and tips here on GPOD and a special thanks to JonMoss,,,,,,,,,,,,i'll have that song from the video stuck in my head ALL day! merry christmas

  4. pattyspencer 12/25/2013

    Merry Christmas everyone! Hope you all get what you've wished for and that your holiday's are merry and bright and safe!

  5. annek 12/25/2013

    Ahhhhh, snow serenity. What fine images on this Christmas morn. Thanks to all you GPOD-ers who have made every morning merry and bright with your gardening photos. Merrrrry Christmas!

  6. flowerladydi 12/25/2013

    Beautiful!,, and Merry Christmas to everyone too,,, and their families.
    I truly hope that the new year will bring many blessing, good health and joy,, not to mention GREAT gardening for all!!

  7. appaloosa 12/25/2013

    We use to see more pheasants here in Oregon. With more houses they are gone. I loved their colors. God Bless this wonderful site so we can see all the beautiful gardens around the world. Happy New Year.

  8. bonemealcharlie 12/25/2013

    Having recently reached "mid old age", I sometimes grow weary of the thought of winter and then I see images like these and I am a kid again. Thank you all !!!

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    Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 12/25/2013

    Beautiful! Enjoy your day, everyone!

  10. GrannyMay 12/25/2013

    Merry Christmas! Love the pheasant! Thank you!

  11. Wife_Mother_Gardener 12/25/2013

    Merry Christmas!!

  12. tractor1 12/25/2013

    Wishing everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

  13. terieLR 12/25/2013

    A Very Merry Christmas to all my garden friends. You are an important start to my every day. Cheers.

  14. greengenes 12/25/2013

    HoHo! Brr.... beautiful though! Iam glad iam in the warm house right now! Beatiful pics! I enjoy seeing all the nice rocks! All I want for Christmas is a load of rocks or a load of oly mountain fish compost! Wishing all of wonderful gardeners a great Christmas and a new year full of love, fun, peace and good health!

  15. Meelianthus 12/25/2013

    Although I know many of you are covered in snow right now, here in my area of WA, no snow and 52 degrees yesterday, so thank you for sharing your snow and the beautiful pictures.
    HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone and thank you for sharing all of your wonderful gardens - and thank you so much Michelle.

  16. cwheat000 12/25/2013

    Beautiful photos on this special day. The way the ice crystals grew on those berries is amazing. The trees look like the ones you find near the snow guns at a ski resort. A warm Christmas hello to all my gardening friends.

  17. NWAgardener 12/25/2013

    Merry Christmas to all gardeners! A special thanks to Michelle for coordinating this marvelous daily email. I begin each morning by checking out the special garden of the day and am very grateful for the wonderful ideas and inspirations!

    Today's pictures would make perfect Christmas cards!

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    meander_michaele 12/25/2013

    I am thoroughly enchanted by these photos. Thank you,Avis, for sending them in to share and to you, Michelle, for saving them for today. They are absolutely perfect... showing the wonder of nature that is the gift that keeps on giving.
    Merry Christmas to all.

  19. perenniallycrazy 12/25/2013

    Stunningly beautiful! Merry Christmas to all gardeners everywhere! Thank you for sharing your gardening gifts, talents and bounty through the GPOD. Looking forward to more shared experiences in 2014 and the years to come.

  20. GrannyCC 12/26/2013

    Merry Christmas everyone. We had a partly sunny day here on the Vancouver Island. I love the snow pictures. When we do get snow it melts quickly and gets all mushy and dirty. I think snow can be great if it stays for awhile and the sun comes out.

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