Friday, December 18, 2009

more holiday cheer (not gin this time)



In person, I'd seen Christmas balls hanging from large agaves and liked the look but didn't feel good about piercing my plants with those hooks. Then I stumbled across this idea online somewhere and did my own version. Cheers again, y'all!




I had a few leftovers, so I added them to the light pole/fire hydrant corner agave.

12 comments:

Pam/Digging said...

I love it, and your house is so charming!

Iris said...

Thanks, Pam! I think it's cheery.

Les said...

I will be stealing this idea!

Lancashire rose said...

I love this idea and I think I will try it next year. I'll be shopping for some of those ball type decorations after Christmas. Bet I can find a good deal

Iris said...

Les and Lancashire Rose--Thanks!! (I stole the idea, too.) I'm going to shop for more of those ball decorations after Christmas, too, just so I'll have more color options in the future!

Meredith said...

I need an agave to do this with! Well, I have a couple babies -- I'll need them to grow a bit. But I love the decorations. Happy holidays!

TexasDeb said...

Adorable and fits you to a T! I'd seen this done in my neighborhood and loved the idea (they used all gold balls in contrast to the silvery blue of the agave). That said, I think I like your more colorful version even better. Definitely going to try and incorporate this into next year's decor.

Have a lovely holiday!

Iris said...

Meredith--Thanks! Hope your holiday season is lovely.

TexasDeb--Thank you, too! I originally thought I'd use just one (contrasting) color, but when I checked the Christmas box in the attic, these were all I had on hand, so I went with it. Hope your holiday is going well!

Kathleen Scott said...

What a fabulous idea! I'll be doing this next year in the Hill Country.

I found you from Austin Agrodolce and look forward to enjoying Society Garlic in the new year.

Iris said...

Kathleen Scott-- Glad you like it! I look forward to checking out your blog, too. Thanks for stopping by!

Linda/Central Texas Gardener said...

What a neat idea! I bet you've started a new trend. Sounds like you two have lots of fun!

Iris said...

Linda--We do try to have lots of fun. I didn't invent the idea and can't remember where I saw it online, but I'll be happy to take credit for spreading it around. Thanks!