Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas time ...

... inside

This year I took the Chistmas decorations out, the last two years I was too tired to decorate the house.

In the kitchen the dracaena is upgraded to Christmas-tree

and one of the decorations is the Christmas-Chow I got ten years back from an American friend.

In the window a poinsettia, with Ampelmännchen-lights, a souvenir from our trip to Berlin in 1998.

The red Ampelmännchen

and the green Ampelmännchen.

The big faucet in the kitchen carries glass Chrismasbells, they jingle when we get some water.

... outside

As long as it is not freezing the rose "Schneewitchen" (also known as "Iceberg") keeps blooming...

And the Prunus Subhirtella "Autumnalis Rosea" started blooming, I love to have a tree that blossoms in winter!

Another nice picture of the Prunus Subhirtella "Autumnalis Rosea".
And Ari was wondering what I was doing in the garden...
the camera should be poited at HIM!


Regina said...

Wow! You have roses and trees that blossom in the winter, that is amazing. Only evergreens survive winters here in Pennsylvania. I enjoyed your Christmas pictures, especially the German lights. Hope you are well. Regina

Anita said...

thanks Regina

The roses are not every year this late, the weather has been mild for the time of year, no new buds are formed, but the old ones open up VERY slowly.
The Prunus is a true winter-blooming tree, it survives freezing temps, but only flowers in non-freezing winter times.

At the 5th I put away the Christmas lights and all, slowly the days are lengthening, so less need for extra lights ;-)