Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Early Christmas in Round Rock

Christmas came early to Morning Glories in Round Rock. When I came home from work this afternoon, I stopped by the mailbox to pick up our daily allotment of catalogs and bills. Along with the aforementioned items was a key for the package locker. I opened it up, and there was the first Christmas package of the season! From Alamo North, with her permission to open it immediately! Look at all the packages!





Here is Charlotte doing her best Vanna White imitation (she asked who Vanna White was--LOL!) showcasing all the goodies that I tore into as soon as I got inside. I was so excited about winning (I NEVER win anything!) seeds that I totally spaced about all the other goodies Alamo North featured in the posts leading up to her 100th post.

Along with a sweet card, a yummy bluebonnet soy candle, Celestial Seasonings Chai Tea, cute Christmas socks, Lindt Chili Dark Chocolate (which we all know is for medicinal purposes only), cute little reading glasses (excuse me, what makes you think I need reading glasses???), flameless tealights, which I love, love, love. Patchouli scented Olive Oil soap, a journal that I thought would be great for garden notes and sketches. And then the seeds that I was so hyper-focused on: Gladiola bulbs, Four O'clocks, Moonflower Vine, Moonflower Plant, Hummingbird Vine, and Texas Mountain Laurel. Wow! I know what I am going to be doing tomorrow--planting bulbs.


Thank you Alamo North, and congratulations on your 100th post. Here's to the next 100!

23 comments:

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

Congratulations, I think nola might have bought the gladiola bulbs from my master gardener group. Fun times.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Debbi, thanks for stopping by. These bulbs have a history! How nice. Does your group have sales periodically? Wish I lived closer so I could buy more!LOL! A gardener can never have too many flowers can they?

East-Side patch said...

Get to work!
Great weather for it.
Oh and well done!
Regards,
ESP.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Hey ESP! Glad you stopped by. I think I need to borrow your William Wallace statue to help oversee the work being done! ;-)

Roses and Lilacs said...

That is a really nice surprise.
Marnie

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Glad it arrived safely. Aunt Debbi is right, so those glads have a double history. I bought them at the sale when I met aunt Debbi, I kept some, now the others are passed on to you, so think of Debbi and I both when they bloom!
I'll email you with planting instructions for the Mountain Laurel and anything else you need instructions for.

beckie said...

How fun! Isn't it extra exciting to recieve a package from a fellow blogger? Have fun with all your seeds and bulbs and be sure to rmember to post pictures of them when they bloom.

Cheryl said...

Well how lovely for you. Such fun when packages arrive......have fun planting your bulbs.......

Rose said...

Oh, I would have been so excited, too, MG! Lovely gifts from Alamo--congratulations! You will have to show us the flowers when they come up next spring.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Hi Marnie, It was a lovely surprise.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Hi Nola--thanks so much for including me in all the fun. I will think of you whenever I look at my new plants. They are going to look wonderful in the back garden. I would love some planting instructions for the Mountain Laurel.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Dear Beckie,

Oh, it is wonderful. I feel like my life has been so enriched by blogging--something I never expected when I started this summer! I can't wait to start posting about the blooms this coming summer all coming from Alamo North.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Cheryl, You are so right--it was such a lovely surprise, and I can't wait to get out and plant my bulbs.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Rose! It is so good to hear from you down in AZ! I hope you are having a wonderful time, and we can't wait to hear all about your adventures and see some pictures!

It was so much fun to tear into all those beautifully wrapped presents. I can't wait to show off pictures this summer of all the blooms I will hopefully harvest from Nola's gifted seeds.

CIELO said...

Oh how lovely.... I can see spring in my mind... ahhhh! Have a happy Hopeful Friday...

cielo

Wendy said...

Oh what fun!! How wonderful to receive such terrific gifts!! Congratulations!!

You will have fun planting - do post pics when the bulbs come up in Spring.
Bloggerhugs!

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Cielo, there is always hope in spring and new blossoms, isn't there? Happy Hopeful Friday to you too.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Wendy, It has been fun! I can't wait to post pics of all the pass-along plants from Alamo North. They will mean so much having come from a friend.

I hope you and your family are well.

Lots of hugs filled with love to you!

Jenny

The Garden Faerie said...

Getting packages in the mail is fun! Hooray!
~ Monica

reddnas1 said...

That is so cool. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you. Loved the Vanna White imitation too. That Nola knows how to pick out great gifts.~~Dee

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Monica, it's so much more fun to get packages full of seeds for the garden than nasty ole bills! ;-)

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Thanks Dee! Aren't gardeners grand? They are the most generous friendly bunch of people. Always willing to share seeds, baby plants or knowledge--or in Nola's case, chocolate!

CIELO said...

The House in the Roses is having a party!... Come to the “World of Treasures” and show your lovely treasures... Come see!

Cielo