Etter made this button wreath and some other lovely hand-mades
that haven't made it out of the box yet.
Betty Johnson made this Santa, some 15 years ago.
Betty painted Santas of all shapes sizes and designs on
everything from fence posts to okra pods.
She's not the same Betty Johnson who made china dolls.
I haven't found the china baby in a potato basket, yet.
St. Michael's Santas. They were old when Mike found them in a box and put
them on florist's sticks and tucked them into dish gardens 25 years ago.
I put mine in a forest of foxtail fern and alyssum.
I have two tiny boxes of fat little porcelain Santas that I bought in an
import store after that but never put them on sticks.
Christmas trinkets are not just in boxes tucked away here.
Lots of treasures are outside, like these Camellias.
I sprayed with soap and olive oil today to try to
rid some leaves of uglies: scale and mealy bug.
Blood of China
Either a seedling or a cutting, I forget. I can hardly wait.
Pink KO has buds.
Dogwood leaves and tight buds.
Dogwoods have something to offer the gardener, year around.
Yesterday's cold north wind changed to the south today, bringing back moderate temperatures.
Newly mown rye grass looks more like springtime, belied by
bare limbs of crape myrtle, dogwood and pecan.
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