Friday, 21 December 2012

Merry Christmas

To all my blogger friends and followers and other who pop up to my garden, wishing you a Merry Christmas an a very happy New Year!
I am giving you this Croatian Christmas song -  Rejoice!

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Christmas decoration

The sunny Sunday was ideal to collect some natural materials and make Christmas garden decoration. This is the vase that stand close to the entrance door. I used silver fir branches, dried Hydrangea flowers, pine cones, rose hips, vine wreath, a wooden star, Butcher's broom branches and red Dogwood branches for this arrangement.

I sprayed some pine cones and fir branches tips white.
This decoration is the one on the terrace...

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Vegetables in December

The thermometer (stands on the wall in a shade) shows 13°C! Of course, the snow has completely gone. I have made some Christmas decoration on the table standing on the terrace. Love to see something nice when looking through the window in a winter day.
I also hanged my old bird-feeder and put some decorations on them too. Judging by the number of visits, my feather friends are delighted.

The snow serves as a good protection from the cold and in my vegetable garden there is still crop to pick up. Winter lettuce developed very good seedlings. I do not replant them at this time of the year, just thin them up leaving space for other to grow bigger.

This mini-cabbage is actually a bud of Brussels sprout. This happens when you wait too long to pick them up. I eat these too, of course. 

Still plenty of others to pick up.

It is a beautiful sunny day, I am going out!

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

New Bird-feeders

Snowy days, finally! I love the atmosphere and this clean look of white snow. This advent time make us always nostalgic for some old times as we decorate our homes and expect Christmas... so, I gave my photographs this vintage look. It is not very cold, about 0°C. 
I got new bird-feeders. My blogger friend Nely (check here out her life style blog Blue Hortensia) has sent me a parcel with lovely Christmas wooden ornaments and these two bird-houses, actually, the bird-feeders.

I bought the balls of seeds mixed with grease in a supermarket. Usually, I make my own but these were on sale, super cheap.