Nature’s Splendor


Hi all,


Thought I would post some pictures of some of the lilies we have grown this year. The season has been a little wonky so most of the plants are done blooming, but they were beautiful while they were here!  The last picture is an Oregon Grape Holly. Very sharp barbs on the leaves, but an interesting plant. I have put in an image of the holly when it has its grape-like berries.


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Enjoy this bit of Nature’s Splendor!!    Raggedy Anne


Christmas Flower in April and Other Thoughts

Hi all,

Hope everyone is getting a dose of Springtime!  A couple of posts back I shared that my poinsettia was developing red flowers, well it has increased its count from two to four. A cheerful sight on rainy days.

The other day, going through seasonal décor, I came up with some door hangers from some short or one day celebrations. Wanted to put them somewhere with easy access and decided to put a removable hook inside my second bathroom linen closet door to hang them. So the St Patrick’s, Easter, 4th of July and other door hanging décor that don’t do well in boxes is now accessible and out of the way Smile 

Something else that is a helpful item; small, adhesive felt dots. I find that they keep metal art from rubbing the wall when placed on the back of the art piece or regular picture frames to keep the wall form being marred. Just find the main contact spots and pop a couple of dots on them to hold it off the wall.

As for the garden, as expected the radishes are popping through and the plants are getting bigger already!  Still waiting for the other seeded veggies to show themselves, but each to its own schedule.

Have a great day. Until next time!

Enjoy!  Raggedy Anne

A Spirit Lifter

Hi all,


The days have been a little heavy on my overall outlook. The snow, the cold,and the power outage!  Well a few days ago I went into the bathroom where my plants winter and a happy sight greeted me.  My poinsettia that came back all greet and lush after the Christmas of 2019 was actually sporting a small red “flower”!!  We took a picture so you could enjoy the little spirit lifter I experienced that morning!  It has been almost 2 months since Christmas, but new life is welcome anytime Open-mouthed smile.


thumbnail_P1180937 Resized  Hope it brightens your day!


Enjoy!   Raggedy Anne

Amaryllis by Morning… Light

HI all,


For the last couple of years our neighbors have given us a poinsettia for Christmas. Last year I decided to see if I could keep it growing. Trimmed it back, watered it and crossed my fingers.  It started putting out new leaves and continued to grow, turning into a very robust green, leafy bush.  While it did not get the red flower tops, the plant is very healthy and gives a nice color during cold winter days.


This year I decided to try an Amaryllis. Wasn’t sure what to expect, but it turned out very nicely!


Image preview  It is close to 3ft tall and boasts 3 large blooms.  They span around 7in in width.  Read up on care and feeding so will update you on how things go with trying to get it to bloom again for Christmas 2021 or maybe even once before then, Time will tell.


Until next time,


Enjoy!    Raggedy Anne