Thursday, December 29, 2011

Decorating the Patio For Christmas

     The Monroeville Garden Club held their December meeting at the home of Bev Colquett in Monroeville, Al. on December 8th, 2011.  The program was on decorating a patio for Christmas and members were shown a number of ideas which were used on the Colquett patio.
     Decorations included a large "bird themed" Christmas tree which featured birdhouses, birdseed ornaments, twig balls, bird nests,  small fresh flower tussie mussie ornaments, and red berries.  Other garden related decorations included a cart with a collection of watering cans filled with fresh flowers, a small Christmas tree decorated with garden tools, and a display of a gardener's hat trimmed in Christmas fabric, red garden gloves, and red rain boots.  The patio table was set using red snowflake embossed chargers, white dishes, and holiday napkins.  The centerpiece was an iron birdcage decorated with red roses, rosemary and pittosporum.  Fresh greenery was used throughout the patio including covering the trellis over the patio gate and fresh wreaths on all the gates.
     Following a tour of the patio, members went inside and played several Christmas games.  Afterward, they enjoyed sampling a variety of cookies that had been brought by all members.  Cookbooks of all the recipes were given out along with treat bags for taking home cookies.