He said he couldn't resist,
he was on the way over to our house to drop off Christmas presents and came across this beautiful orange blooming rose bush that just looked like I should have it.
Thanks, Dave - it's wonderful to have friends like that:)
On New Years Eve,
I finally had time to even look at the poor thing, crying out for water sitting on my front porch, next to the beer
cooler from the party the night before.
It was supposed to get cold and it still is - brrrrrrrr - 42 degrees this morning. So I asked Richard to bring over the new clay pot from our friend Sandie who had decorated it with the pretties bow ever.
I packed the discarded branches from our Christmas tree all around it to keep it warm,
gave it a gold star
and told it to hang in there until the weather turns warmer.
In case you noticed, yup, those are garden tiki torches, in the back of the pot - a gift from my son.
So here it is - Jan 9 - and I have not removed my outdoor Christmas decorations.
The rose still looked so pretty this morning, I even gave it water and took a picture that I couldn't resist sharing with you all:)
Can you believe it has a bud?
Well, since I was in picture taking mode, I decided to take a shot of the other end of the patio.
You may remember I did a post on how to spruce up your poinsettias to make them look like the expensive ones from the florist (before Christmas)
- well - here is a shot of my quickie mini project.
Below: An over edited photo:)
I liked the idea, just lacked in execution:)
guess it's back to the drawing board ... c'est la vie!
I hope everyone is having a great weekend - I'm ready to put away the outdoor decorations!
Thanks for looking!
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Jan 9, 2010 Rose H.