Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Creating Spring Beauty

Many of the post I enter here always feature the same plants and their pictures.  Today I prepared for Spring 2015 and acquired two new planters and hopefully some new exciting and also interesting plants which flower.  Admittedly, we may still have some cold weather below 32 degrees.  Therefore I placed these planters near the garage so that I could place them inside when there is danger of freezing and even colder temperatures.

You will note that I acquired two interesting planters of an interesting color as well as potting soil.  

The Orange Ranunculus is is in the rear.
The Kalanchoe is is the middle.  This bloom
attracts butterflies.
The Sugar Rush Wallflower is in the front.

As stated above, I placed the planters
near the garage.  They are about ten
feet from the door so I can move them
when required.

A close up of just one of the planters.
I placed a coffee filter in the bottom and
a few shards of pottery to eliminate
the potting soil from escaping from
the pot.  

As I was working on this project I enjoyed the
fragrance of the Daphne Odera.  The temperature
and the humid air made the task so
enjoyable.

This is the view that one has when they
take the sidewalk to the front entrance.
Admittedly it is early for a project such as this, however I was able to acquire some interesting plants that also show well in the pots that I selected.  Yes, I will move them in when the weather turns cold.


Tuesday, March 3, 2015




March Beauty
in
Middle Georgia





Today the Pictures speak for themselves.  While it has been cool lately, please take the time to visit your own gardens and enjoy the beauty.

Thursday, February 12, 2015


Winter Beauty
in 
Middle Georgia
These pictures were taken on February 10th, 2015.  The flowers are much later than normal.  Enjoy the blooms.






Friday, January 2, 2015


January Beauty

I post this today to simply remind everyone that we here in Georgia are certainly Well Blessed.  Many of our "Winter" Flowers are now in full beauty.  This arrangement of five Winter Flowers was completed by placing each flower in a bud vase.  Now, we all know that Camellias sometimes have insects wondering about in the blooms.  To avoid the insects taking over the room I placed a platter with water in it.  I do not think that Ants can swim.  Please take the opportunity to enjoy the January Beauty that surrounds your Home!!!!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Christmas Decor
This post is published to promote the use of Natural Plant Materials for decorations to celebrate Christmas.  Except for the first three pictures which were decorated in early November 2014 and will remain on display through January 4, 2015 all of the decorations feature Natural Plant Materials.  Enjoy the pictures and Enjoy a wonderful Christmas 2014.




















Should you have any questions regarding any of these pictures please contact me at:  alanmaconga@cox.net

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Blue Star
Memorial Marker
Dedication
18 November 2014
Sponsored by The Columbus Council
of Garden Clubs
Columbus, Georgia
at
The National Infantry Museum

The Magnolia District and the Columbus Council of Garden Clubs, Inc. in cooperation with The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. dedicated a Blue Star Memorial Marker on 18 November 2014.
A Unit from Fort Benning provided appropriate music for this event.

The event was standing room only, however I took this image prior to the dedication so as to not disrupt the event.

The Color Guard from Fort Benning executed a flawless performance of presenting the Colors of our Country.

Members of the Color Guard and the Wreath Placement Crew await the start of the Dedication.

Ms. Lora D. Warren, Director of Educational Services, National Infantry Museum gave us an overview of the "Walk of Honor" where the Blue Star Marker was already placed.  (Please note that because of the very cold weather that the dedication was held inside the National Infantry Museum -  "Patriot Hall.")

The Marker was accepted by Mr. Ben F. Williams, Jr., President and Chief Operating Officer of the National Infantry Museum

"Taps" was played."

Mr. William M. (Bill) Hay, Coweta Falls chapter, Sons of the American Revolution concluded the Dedication with the Benediction.

I was able to get this posed picture after the Dedication of the U. S. Army Color Guard.  

Members of the U. S. Naval Reserve Unit located in Columbus, Georgia placed the Wreath.

The following pictures were taken after the Dedication on the grounds of the National Infantry Museum.  Prior to each Picture is a view of the information plaque, which gives you information.





This shows the Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. Blue Star Marker Chairperson - Janice Thiese on the left and the Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. President Elect - Martha Price.  This Marker is located on the "Walk of Honor" near the Museum




It certainly was an interesting Dedication and also an emotional Visit to the Walk of Honor to view the Monuments and read the information plaques.  If I recall correctly there are over twenty monuments in the area along with the Blue Star Memorial Marker.