It is with a bit of sadness that I (Beth) write my last post. It has been my privilege to be at Welkinweir as the Horticultural Fellow for a year and a half. I have thoroughly enjoyed caring for the arboretum and being in charge of this blog. It will be someone else's responsibility now, as I am moving on to new adventures in Arizona. But the holidays are not a time to be sad! The Welkinweir estate house was beautifully decorated for the holiday open house this past weekend. I took pictures of some of the decorations for those who were unable to attend.
Students from OJR decorated our entry with silver and blue. I think they did a fine job.
I was able to help decorate the tree this year. It was a silver and gold theme with a bird influence.
Some of the ornaments were cute little hand-made animals created at the Children's Holiday Workshop.
I was walking around the grounds this morning to see if there was anything of interest for this post, and I encountered a hellebore in bloom. I think it is very fitting to end my last post on the same note that I began this blog. (The real first post was about snow, but I'm ok with not having pictures of that today.)
Enjoy this parting shot of a bashful hellebore. :)
Please continue to check this blog, as I am sure there will be many exciting posts in the future. And come visit Welkinweir! http://welkinweir.org/