Botanical Christmas Decorating

December 24, 2017

 Lancaster Massachusetts is the birthplace of Luther Burbank, world renowned Horticulturalist who invented the Russet Potato and Shasta Daily among thousands of other fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers. 

The Lancaster Garden Club meets monthly and decorated the town with winter boughs in colonial style.

 We collected these lovely green magnolia leaves in Florida just to use for our annual Williamsburg style doorway fruit ornament. The pineapple was known as a symbol of hospitality as well as a sign to let all know who walked by the sea captain's home that he arrived back to his family alive! Apples were brought to

New England and are a plentiful fruit all year long. Oranges with boxwood form my traditional fruit tower that graces the dining room table beneath pine and winterberry on the chandelier.

 A bit of color at the end of a very cold day close to Christmas eve. The country stone walls are painted with while snow and the stillness of the field is calming to the soul. 

 

 A cute, welcoming flower box is so pretty in front of a store in quaint Wickford RI. Whenever I take a little stroll around the tiny village, I recall time spent with my aunts near the water. My ancestors lived here 100s of years ago. Our daughter is busy and my aunts are gone so each season I try to spend a few minutes looking at the charming place that has a place in my heart. 

 

Don't you love ice encased red berries in Winter? They make your doorstep container look like jewels!  Being a sun lover, it made me feel a little bit better about the long dark winters here when I learned many plants and trees need the freezing temperatures in order to live. God has his reasons for everything! 

 

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