That December Sun and Other Things I Have Been Up To

That December sun. The sunset tonight was out of this world. You don’t see it that often around these parts of the world at this time of year! It kind of sums up what the weather has been like for us in Buffalo. Milder than normal temps which resulted in another record broken for us– the longest we have gone this time of year without measurable snow!

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So, you really can’t do anything but take advantage of this weather if you have any last minute yard/garden work that needs to be done. I have been busy with a lot of different things, so here are a few things I accomplished on this 50+ degree weekend:

  • I broke a record for myself in the garden yesterday– I planted spring bulbs on December 5th!!

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Remember, you CAN plant bulbs right up until the ground freezes. Even if that means December 5th!

 

  • My amaryllis bulb I posted about last year is going to bloom again! After giving it TLC and taking my own advice, it’s back and I couldn’t be happier!

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  • I brought my tropical hibiscus in the house and it is still going strong! I have also made it part of my seasonal decor by adding a few ornaments. You can do this with any container plants you had outdoors for the summer. It makes your interior decor unique and welcoming!
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I put a few ornaments on it, but not too many because I have two cats who are a little too curious…
  • I finally got some time to decorate my urns on my front porch. They are pretty much the same as last year, but without any evergreens just yet. My spikes are still thriving, so it’s just my giant bulb ornaments with spikes and creeping jenny for now!

 

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Nothing has cost me a lot of money– it’s amazing what a little creativity can do for you! Using your own houseplants and containers from outdoors this past growing season can be used in what I like to call “transitional decorating” — from the holidays to winter. I always like to keep some kind of decorations up all winter because it can get a little dreary without some “cheer” around the house.

I have a special decorating post I have in the hopper all about one of my favorite things — Feather Trees! So, until next time, Happy December!

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3 thoughts on “That December Sun and Other Things I Have Been Up To

  1. What a fantastic sky! It looked like it was on fire. I am really amazed that you are still planting bulbs, because even though I have never lived further north than NC I definitely would have thought it would be way too cold and frozen over by now. What a strange winter…it has been way too warm and humid here. Yay for the amaryllis..I love them too and its really nice to decorate around them. I had to laugh about your cats being inquisitive…I regularly have problems with mine attempting to climb the Christmas tree! Hopefully you get some festive weather soon – but not too cold!
    – Kate

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