December 01, 2010

Favorite Time of the Year

November through December is my favorite time of year.  I love the cold weather, the fresh apple cider, the snow, Christmas songs and all the Christmas cheer.  I especially love working at the garden center this year.  I spend three weeks preparing for the Holiday season.  Its a lot of work involved but it always looks so beautiful.  This year I went overboard making the fireplace display and decorating the greenhouse.  Here are some of the highlights of what I've been working on at the store.   Pictured above is  the greenhouse when you first walk through the doors.  You walk through a lit archway of garland and at either side are rows of poinsettias and at the end is a poinsettia tree raised above the "snow".

 Looking down the aisle the beautiful Poinsettias really stand out over a blanket of buffalo snow.

Rows and rows of poinsettias line the greenhouse.  They come in tons of colors I didn't even know existed.
We also hung garland and Christmas lights above the poinsettias this year.  It looks beautiful at night when all the other lights are off.

I hung empty hanging baskets filled wit presents above the poinsettias.  They add a perfect touch of the Holidays to the greenhouse.

My favoirte poinsettia...the Shimmer surprise.

The original owner of the store, Walt, owns a 1925 model T.  We had to push it 4 blocks down the street and then backed it into the back of the greenhouse.  We had Santa Walt come down last weekend to take pictures with families and people with pets in front of the model T and inside the store in front of the fireplace.

This is one of our photos we used in our store newsletter to let our customers know about Santa Walt coming to our store.

Here He is with the Schmidt's Girls

This is inside the store in front of the fireplace.  We had beautiful angel and reindeer statues on display. (I really want to put the bunnies in the sleigh...)

The Schmidt's Crew in front of the fireplace.  This is another photo we used in our newsletter.

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