Tuesday, December 27, 2011
The 12 Days of Christmas - Transition
Married to an engineer, this time is traditionally "ours". In our 36 years of married life, less than a handful of times has business interrupted this short period where we could reliably be off together It is our time to tidy up the loose ends of the previous year and coordinate plans for the next.
Inspired by Santa Barbara garden writer extraordinaire, Joan Bolton, I am considering retrying a childhood delight- growing poinsettia's in the garden. My mother grew her precious yellow poinsettia in her Whittier backyard just outside my back bedroom window. It outgrew me long before I outgrew it. This all lead to penning a piece for DiamondBarPatch.com on how to Keep and Repeat Poinsettia. For those fortunate enough to also have Christmas cactus, cyclamen or amaryllis about the house- Joan's blog article will guide extending your season with those beauties, also. She is marvelous horticultural writer who communicates mountains of information into compact words in an easy to follow format. When her stories land in my mail box- they are a MUST read.
To everyone who reads this blog- have a safe and blessed New Year. I treasure each of you. Thank you for prayers sent our way. Know you made a difference.