xmlns:fb='http://ogp.me/ns/fb#' Karen Wagner garden & design: November 2011

Monday, 21 November 2011

Fresh Christmas Trees

 I am finding myself happily sliding into the Christmas spirit and enjoying the thought of a little christmas bling planning and of course I think there will be lots of green for this year.    I oscillate year to year from contemporary wire or branchy trees right through to the traditional green over the top tall European style Christmas tree - it just depends on the year and the mood of the family really.

I do however really enjoy using lots of green and greenery for christmas and my family always love a freshly cut living tree that gives a piney resinous aroma to the house. So this year we have decided definitely a real green tree.   We will hang it with lots of sparkly lights and a few special ornaments both homely hand made and upmarket heirloom porcelin.  Viola, who could resist that traditional Christmas feel.

...the only problem I had was finding a fabulous green tree.

So I recently had a chat with Lee from  Killicrankie Farm who are growing Christmas trees on their farm in the Tamar Valley.   We also decided that I wasn't the only person wanting a lovely carefully grown and selected green live tree in Hobart.
So we hatched a plan and now its possible to place an order for your Fresh Cut Christmas Tree to pick up at Karen Wagner garden design on 1st December.

As you can see from the lovely pictures from the paddock, these aren't spindly skinny trees, these are lush shapely full green trees that will give the most fabulous Christmas tree.  I was impressed.
Don't miss out.  Let us know soon and order one on the killicrankie on line store website.
Or contact us directly at Karen Wagner garden design.  (03) 6234 1245.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

in store.....a few of our favourite things

As always happens at this time of the year, there are lots of fun and interesting things coming in store and we have picked our favourites for this week to share....yes christmas is coming and we are all thinking of present lists to send to santa.....

outdoor metal stools and handy christmas gifts

classic trugs .....always useful and beautiful.

whimsical hanging garden ornaments

amazing cinnamon votives....made of cinnamon wood and smells divine.

this could be the favourite of the week I think....we all love it....hanging egg chair.  Big enough to curl up in with a book and amazingly comfortable.

beautiful hand made and recycled glass

one of my favourite decorations for this year... slightly unusual but quite groovy

classic wire pot holders for indoors or outdoors. 

coloured letters and numbers.  white, charcoal, red, yellow.  a great size and we all love these.

a bit of christmas time bling......

for the gardener who loves beautiful things...great wooden handle shears - very french- and great english topiary shears - clip clip.

lots of wreaths for christmas and other times of the year.  magnolias are beautiful anytime.

hang these with tealights for lovely lights in trees, amongst decorations and on the christmas table..

We've also extended our opening hours so we are now open Tuesday to Friday 10-5 and Saturday 10-1.
have a great week....more during the week as we unpack all those boxes....
Enjoy the sunshine ...and see you on Saturday for our paeony tour.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

a special paeony farm tour

If you love paeonies, then this is the time of the year to see, buy them, have them flowering in the garden and filling vases in the house.  We absolutely love them and I look forward to their short but blazingly beautiful season every year.
Luckily, we have been invited back to view the paeony farm & the gardens where our best locally grown paeonies that we always have in store at this time of year come from.  There is also lots of other things happening on farm which is interesting and exciting.

Come and join us for a fabulous afternoon on the 19th November. We'd love to have you as part of our party.

 Find all the details via our facebook page or KWDG Weston paeony tour.
Dont forget to book and pay as quick as you can- we can only take a limited number of people.

See you there.