My Garden Gave to Me

In the twelve months this year, my garden gave to me…


 12 clump divisions


11 plants from cuttings


 10 frequent fliers


9 chives displaying


8 goldfish swimming


7 lilies blooming


6 Kopper Kings


 5 mossy things



4 busy bees


3 hoverflies


2 little frogs


and a pileated in the oak tree.


I’m joining Diana of Elephant’s Eye for her The Twelve Days of Christmas

         I am also joining Little Red House for Mosaic Monday

This entry was posted on Friday, December 23rd, 2011 at 8:07 PM and is filed under Perennials, Thoughts. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.


  1. Elephant's Eye says:

    Never seen four bees sharing a flower! Is that unusual for you too? Was the weather cool?

    ... on December 24th, 2011
  2. Chris says:

    To Elephant’s Eye, This happened in mid October, when there were precious few flowers left. The temperature was probably a little cool, as it would be for that time of year here. I hadn’t seen this before either!

    ... on December 24th, 2011
  3. Lee@A Guide To Northeastern Gardening says:

    Wonderful and creative post…thank you for sharing! May all your days be merry and bright!

    ... on December 24th, 2011
  4. David says:

    Very creative! I love it. We have the same sense of garden humor. That’s scary.
    Merry Christmas & thanks for stopping by Tropical Texana.
    that about wraps it up….
    David :-)

    ... on December 24th, 2011
  5. Debra says:

    I love this idea for a post and very much enjoyed seeing your flowers and wildlife while enjoying the Christmas season in our cold Michigan climate. Thank you for your creativity!

    ... on December 27th, 2011
  6. Carolyn @ Carolyns Shade Gardens says:

    What a clever way to celebrate the 12 days of Christmas. I really enjoyed it especially the five mossy things—so funny. Happy New Year. Carolyn

    ... on December 28th, 2011
  7. Christine @ The Gardening Blog says:

    Oh WOW!! So many wonderful things your garden gave you this year. Can’t decide whether its the 4 bees or the 7 lilies I love the most. A GREAT post!

    ... on December 29th, 2011
  8. tanntoot says:

    I enjoyed this post a lot! A clever gardener-centric twist to the original :) That picture of the 4 bees is really amazing!

    ... on December 29th, 2011
  9. Tatyana@MySecretGarden says:

    These images are very lovely, Chris! The four bees’ picture is unique! I hope you are enjoying this Holiday Season!

    ... on December 29th, 2011
  10. Linnie W says:

    The five mossy things get the prize.

    ... on December 29th, 2011
  11. Carolflowerhill says:

    What a wonderful way to celebrate the twelve days of Christmas! Very clever indeed! Terrific photos and blog. Happiest of New Years to you Chris! Cheers/Carol

    ... on December 31st, 2011
  12. Bom says:

    Wonderful 12 days of Christmas post! Love it. I was actually singing while reading. LOL!

    Happy New Year!

    ... on December 31st, 2011
  13. b-a-g says:

    Great post! Must have taken you ages to sort out those photos. I also like the mossy things … and the frogs … and the lilies.

    ... on January 2nd, 2012
  14. Donna says:

    I love how you creatively did this post. It was fun and pretty. Beautiful images, the lilies are my favorite. I like frogs too, but mine are frog statues, never had a real one, even when I had a small pond. The farm has them all over so I am in froggy happiness there.

    ... on January 2nd, 2012
  15. debsgarden says:

    I’m a bit late, but I’m glad i didn’t miss this post. I loved it! Your garden gave you a lot of beautiful images in 2011. Best wishes for a great new gardening year!

    ... on January 4th, 2012
  16. Pam's English Garden says:

    Dear Chris, I read this a while back, but felt I should return and comment before the twelfth day. I am so glad I did, because the second viewing was even better than the first. Well done! And wishing you a happy 2012. P. x

    ... on January 5th, 2012
  17. Crafty Gardener says:

    Lovely version of the 12 days of Christmas

    ... on January 6th, 2012
  18. Lea's Menagerie says:

    That’s great!!!

    ... on January 6th, 2012
  19. Garden Girl says:

    Beautiful. I love the bird collection most. I think we all need to thank Diana for inspiring us to trawl through our photos.

    ... on January 7th, 2012
  20. Lisa Renee says:

    I love this post! Beautiful pics, cute composition.

    ... on January 8th, 2012
  21. Sheila says:

    Great post! I love the four bees on the flower and the bird collage. I saw a pileated woodpecker in my garden for the first time this year. What a treat!

    ... on January 9th, 2012