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By Larry Rettig on December 20, 2010

With the gardens outside under a new blanket of snow, our focus turns to indoor activities. Another holiday celebration is upon us, so we'd like to share with you some images of the season here at Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens and an interesting cookie tradition as well.

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ImageSharon
Dec 20, 2010 11:18 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
What a beautiful old fashioned Christmas, the very best kind. Thank you, Larry, for this Christmas article. You've stayed true to the age of your home with the type of decorations you've used.

Fun to see Wilma covered in flour!
Merry Christmas!
ImageLarryR
Dec 21, 2010 1:06 AM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA
All three of us and half the kitchen are covered in flour before we're done! Hilarious!

Thanks, Sharon. Your comments about the photos I shared with you earlier inspired me to do this article. Merry Christmas to you as well!
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
As a gardener: When planning for a year, I plant corn. When planning for decades, I plant trees. When planning for life, I train and educate people.


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ImageZanymuse
Dec 21, 2010 1:08 AM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
Thank you for sharing your wonderful holiday decorations. Your collection of sitting Santas is terrific. The old guy needs to sit and rest while he can because come Christmas Eve he has a whole world of work to do!
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ImageLarryR
Dec 21, 2010 10:55 AM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA
Rolling on the floor laughing Thanks much, Brenda!
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
As a gardener: When planning for a year, I plant corn. When planning for decades, I plant trees. When planning for life, I train and educate people.


Website: https://cottageinthemeadow.plantfans.com/
Imagevic
Dec 23, 2010 2:03 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
How beautiful and lovely!

I want to come there for Christmas Thumbs up

YUM on the cookie recipe!

Thank you!

vic
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ImageMaridell
Dec 23, 2010 5:34 PM CST
Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA
enjoy the moment
Great article and you do such a wonderful job with the graphic design.!
ImageLarryR
Dec 24, 2010 10:58 PM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA
Many thanks for the compliment, Vicki! You'd be welcome to visit during Christmas or any other time. We just had 10 inches of snow today. Sort of put a crimp on festivities. But we've already rescheduled get-togethers. Here's what it looks like out in front of our house tonight:

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Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
As a gardener: When planning for a year, I plant corn. When planning for decades, I plant trees. When planning for life, I train and educate people.


Website: https://cottageinthemeadow.plantfans.com/
ImageLarryR
Dec 24, 2010 11:04 PM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA
Great to hear from you, Meridell! Thanks for those very kind words. Graphic design is always a challenge with the rudimentary editor we use. I like to push the envelope a bit. Smiling

Here's another photo from earlier this evening:

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Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
As a gardener: When planning for a year, I plant corn. When planning for decades, I plant trees. When planning for life, I train and educate people.


Website: https://cottageinthemeadow.plantfans.com/
ImageMaridell
Dec 25, 2010 8:02 AM CST
Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA
enjoy the moment
Such a peacful photo...looks like you got a little more snow than us here. Merry Christmas to you and Wilma!

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