Sunday, December 14, 2008

Gifts from the Garden

A recent trip to my friend Kathy's garden at The Vintage Lady (see previous blog for address )inspired me to put together some last minute gifts from my own garden.

A small flowering plant placed inside a bird cage makes an adorable and simple gift from her garden.



Kathy designs these adorable signs and commissions an artist to paint them.




A little spruce tree tied with a big red bow makes a lovely gift from the garden.

Last Minute Gifts from my garden.

If you are not a gardener, or if your garden is snowed in for the winter, you can still give a last minute garden gift. Beautiful and inexpensive plants can be purchased from your local nursery or grocery store. Pots of ivy or topary, rosemary trees, paper whites , pots of herbs or other green plants make great gifts that will be enjoyed throughout the year.



The addition of a red check bow and little red berries add a festive touch to the ivory topiary.


A little red chair with a tin container for planting makes the perfect container for an ivy topiary decorated with bow and little red bird.



A little rosemary plant trimmed in the shape of a Christmas tree makes a great little gift for a friend who likes to cook.

A little hand painted sign and red berries placed in a pot of ivy dress the pot up for Christmas.



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Bentley waiting to go inside after helping with last minute gifts from our garden.
Thank you to my new blog friends for your comments and words of encouragement to me in starting my blog. Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful Christmas filled with blessings and may all the joys of Season be yours.

7 comments:

Kathryn Bechen said...

Hi Erin,

Bentley looks adorable! Love the sign! Kathryn :)

Anonymous said...

Hi and Merry Christmas,

Your garden gift ideas are just in time for my last minute garden friends.
Thank you.
Darling Blog,
Elizabeth

Ruth Welter said...

Happy Holidays to you Erin. I'm so glad I met you this year and discovered your beautiful blog. I have long been a fan of your gorgeous artwork my friend.

Bentley is so sweet...how would we get by in this world without our dogs.

Love your friend's garden signs...love to see anything these days that has to do with a garden, since mine is currently snowed under.

Have a wonderful holiday. Again, thank you for your informative e-mail.

Ruth

Daisy Cottage said...

Merry Christmas Dear Erin!! Your garden is adorable and so happy... love the signs - love it all!
Maggie sends big kisses to Bentley too!
xo,
Kim

Lavender Dreamer said...

Blessings to you and Happy Holidays! I always enjoy your blog and all of your wonderful photos! I feel so at home in your garden!

nikkicrumpet said...

I did a post on dressing your pets...I'm glad to see Bentley is dressed up so beautifully lol!!!

bj said...

Your Bentley looks precious!
and ....I HAVE TO HAVE A RED "HOME" SIGN, JUST LIKE THAT!:O)
Did you paint those precious letters yourself? So so cute..