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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Friday, December 24, 2010

{Our Garden's Winter Blooms for Christmas}


On December 22nd we had these fragrant Chimonanthus praecox (Calycanthus p.) (C. fragrans) in bloom. We'd bought this shrub on October 19 of 1992 at Woodlanders and for years we have enjoyed the extreme fragrant blooms. It is called Wintersweet; Winterzoet in Dutch and Winterblüte in German. 
Together with some Paperwhites from our garden and Ilex decidua 'Finches Golden' a yellow berried Ilex, also from Woodlanders, here shown in a vase.
Perfect in the Mandalay Chartreuse vase by Mason, see also in my previous blog: {Fragrant Double Narcissus Obdam} 
 
How timely for Christmas!

 This authentic hand carved wooden nativity scene is from South Tirol, Italy.
As well as the angels above.
Doily is hand crocheted by my sister-in-law, Elly Van den Munckhof.
Merry Christmas!

Related link:
Christie's Mandalay by Masons showing you the Mandalay by Mason, as is my vase above...

11 comments:

  1. liebe Mariette,
    von frischen Blüten aus dem Garten können wir zur Zeit im tief verschneiten Deutschland nur träumen :-) leider haben die Zweige, die ich am Barbaratag in die Vase gestellt habe, auch nicht geblüht ... um so mehr erfreue ich mich gerade an Deinen schönen Fotos mit den herrlichen Blüten, dazu in Weiß, wie fein ... ich habe das Gefühl, ihren Duft bis zu mir wahrnehmen zu können ... danke für diesen wunderbaren Weihnachtsgruß! ich wünsche Dir und Deinen Lieben ein frohes Weihnachtsfest und schicke Dir in Gedanken ein paar frisch gefallene Schneeflocken ... alles Liebe von der Rosabella ♥

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  2. Winterflowers are the best- so amazing !! Merry Christmas to you too!

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  3. Hi Mariette,
    Wow! Flowers in your garden in December-how lovely.It is still very mild here compared to most years but definitely no flowers.
    I love the nativity set too.

    I hope you have a lovely Christmas and blessings for the New Year.

    Carolyn

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  4. Wundervolle Blüten, liebste Mariette! Dank dir schön für deine lieben Zeilen - auch ich schick dir herzliche Weihnachtsgrüße und wünsche dir und deinen lieben ein traumhaftes Fest! Auf bald, Traude

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  5. Liebe Mariette,
    ich wünsche Dir ein fröhliches und gesegnetes Weihnachtsfest. Habt eine wundervolle Zeit mit Deiner Familie.
    Ganz viele liebe Grüße,
    Lucia

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  6. How beautiful! Merry Christmas, dear Mariette!

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  7. Dear Mariette, thank you for your sweet wishes for us. May you all have a lovely and joyful christmas time, with your beautiful winter blooms perfuming your home and heart.
    hugs and kisses
    maria cecilia

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  8. Merry Christmas!!Have a lovely happy time!

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  9. Liebe Mariette,
    ich wünsche dir ein wunderschönes Weihnachtsfest in Kreise deiner Lieben. Ich wünsche euch ruhige, besinnliche Tage mit viel Zeit füreinander.
    Im neuen Jahr hab ich dann auch wieder mehr Zeit, bei dir vorbeizuschauen. Ich werde in der Schule mehr arbeiten, dafür aber im Laden aufhören. Das sind dann geregeltere Zeiten und ich muss nicht immer auf Abruf bereit sein.
    Ganz liebe Grüße
    Silke

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  10. ♫•*¨*•.¸¸ Feliz * Navidad ¸¸.•*¨*•♫


    Un abrazo
    Cecilia

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  11. Liebe Mariette,
    auch Dir möchte ich von Herzen frohe Weihnachten und alles Gute für das Neue Jahr wünschen!
    Du machst mir mit Deinen lieben Kommentaren immer eine große Freude, vielen Dank dafür!
    Mit lieben Grüßén
    Lilo

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