Six On Saturday In My Own Back Yard

Good Morning SOS’s and Happy Saturday! Today, as promised, I am showing my garden in January and my Christmas Amaryllis! The Featured Photo was when the “A” was just blooming and look at it now! I’ve had to prop it up and tie it together!


When I go out I am always checking the neighbor’s gardens and looking at their plants and I noticed the Bridal Wreath in full bloom at my friend’s house…….I was so surprised when I got home and saw mine was doing just the same!

Bridal Wreath

Watch this spot…… is our problem child and I just don’t know why it is so stubborn now to get anything to grow there…….We had this sodded last year and it did well until summer and then just like magic, overnight, it was all dead.  It looks like a cow path!  I’ve decided also, that I Hate, alright,  REALLY DISLIKE the black divider, so that is coming out! In a few weeks I’ll show you the new design and plantings there!

The Problem Child

In September we had so much going on and forgot I had ordered 100 Snowdrops! Well, they sat in their paper bag wrappings in the house until mid-October, when I re-discovered them. Hubby hurriedly planted them in various places in the garden. I’m so surprised they are coming up! They are the big fat sprouts under the pile of leaves……….


The Daphne is blooming too…….

Daphne Genkwa Hackenberry Plant

and so are the hellebores………..


I think I am ready for SPRING! We are looking good here so far!

Won’t you join us with your SOS?

The instructions for SOS are easy. The photos can be flowers, vegetables, a garden design, whatever, as long as it’s garden related and posted on Saturday!  So, its six photos. Of Gardens. On Saturday. Easy Peasy. To see all the SOS’s look at  SIX ON SATURDAY, hosted by the Propagator, to check out all of them each Saturday! See you next week in another spot!

13 Comments Add yours

  1. Sheree says:

    Aside from your lovely garden, I love your kitchen!

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  2. Sartenada says:


    How lovely garden you have. I enjoyed to see your garden and its plants, because we had also garden having about 70 plants during 20 years. We used also divider in our garden, but during the years, it broke. I noticed a very beautiful tablecloth in the first photo. I do not know how it is there a habit nowadays, to use tablecloths, we use in my family, but younger people do not! Also, we have traditional laces. They are beautiful.

    Happy weekend!

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    1. Matti, Good Morning! I have to tell you about the tablecloth since you asked about it! This year in the home magazines, for Christmas, the “look” was furry pillows, knitted pillows, chunky pillows and throws, with lots of texture! I wanted something white and textured for my dining room table scape.I looked in my cupboards and found a knitted blanket that my husband’s grandmother (we’re in our 70’s) had made him YEARS AGO! So, I took that throw and washed it and used it as a table cloth for Christmas! I had so many compliments about the look of that table! The throw has a “Flying Geese” pattern on it and was just chunky enough and with that pattern, that it looked like a snow scene! I kept in on for my Valentine’s Table, but will take it off come St Patrick’s Day! I’ll have too look more often in my cupboards!

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      1. Sartenada says:

        Oh, thank you telling me more about your tablecloth. Very interesting! Do you have there these? Maybe, maybe not.

        Hooked on lace 1

        They are incredible, believe me.

        Happy Sunday!


  3. What a pretty table 💗

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  4. Noelle Mace says:

    Apart form the plants which are in tip top condition, I must comment on your beautifully painted fences which set off the plants nicely.


  5. Also dislike plastic edging thought it works well in my garden. Bridalwreath is the first harbinger of spring but the weather is very capricious. I hope you get rid of the sod.


  6. I have to agree that your kitchen looks lovely. 😉



  7. Nate says:

    You have my sympathy. I know from first hand experience plastic edging is a royal pain.


  8. The stone and pebble edgings are very nice though.


  9. Jo Shafer says:

    Oh, those Southern gardens in earliest spring! I think those are what I miss the most about “down home” as my Washington state garden remains a dead-as-a-doornail yard with a sleeping lawn. By next week or two, the crocuses should be poking up through the bracken, followed by the early tulips, then nubs of peonies.

    Your amaryllis gives me hope! That’s what I need for Valentine, but they’re not out in the stores, yet.


  10. Ah so sorry to read about your problem child. Hopefully you will rehabilitate it this year.


    1. Oh, if ever that spot/path could look good for the entire season and then look good the next year too!

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