a beautiful white Christmas.

Merry Christmas dear readers!

Since Christmas just happens to fall on a Sunday this year, I thought I would take advantage and bring you a holiday greeting from the garden.  Once again, not technically my garden, but a garden.

The Sunken Garden in the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at Como Park does a different holiday display every year.  This year they went all white.

Well, white and green anyway.

Of course there were lots of white poinsettias, plus other flowers that I think of as typical Christmas plants like paperwhites …

and amaryllis.

They also used plants that I think of as typical summer annuals in our area like euphorbia and dusty miller.

Plus, there were plants that I think of as potted plants like the little lemon cypress trees, and white kalanchoe.

I find an all white color scheme very serene and peaceful.

I’ve often thought about adding a white garden to my yard.  White flowers really pop in a shady area, or in the moonlight at night.  Some options for white flowers in a shade garden include impatiens (of course), white bleeding heart, lily of the valley, astilbe, snow drops, bloodroot, sweet woodruff, foam flower and anemones.  There are so many to choose from!

But if you’re not a lover of the all white look, you might enjoy last year’s red, orange and yellow theme at the conservatory a bit more …

What do you think?  Are you a fan of the serene all-white look, or do you prefer a lot more color?

Leave a comment and let me know.  But in the meantime, happy holidays to you and yours.  I hope you are enjoying a serene and peaceful holiday season, or possibly a vibrant, colorful one … whichever one works best for you!

27 thoughts on “a beautiful white Christmas.

  1. I love the green and white. It is soothing to the eye. But then When I’m in the tropics I love their vibrant colors!
    Merry merry Christmas!
    Smiles, alice


  2. Merry Christmas and thanks for sharing the lovely white garden. For me, nothing is prettier than an all white flower garden. It’s always classy and peaceful. And nobody paints white better than you! Happy New Year!


  3. The white scene is beautiful but I personally love lots of color in my garden. Have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year!


  4. I love color, but this all white garden is just stunning! Thank you for sharing this. And thank you for all the gardens you share, the trip pictures, yard sale hauls, and of course your make overs! I so enjoy your posts. Merry Christmas to you!


  5. Thank you for sharing the Como Conservatory’s garden — oh, so beautiful! I definitely need to go and see this display before it is gone. White flowers are my favorite, although I do have color in my garden, too. I have a small all white garden and I look forward every year for the unfolding of the various types of white flowers. Right now, I am enjoying the blooms of white paperwhites and white amaryllis. : ) Blessings for the new year!


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