Twas the Night before Christmas – my Gardener’s version

Tue. Dec. 24, 2019

Click below to listen to my 2 min. Garden Bite radio show: Twas the Night before Christmas – my Gardener’s version

It’s the time of year when nostalgia is embraced!  Over a decade ago, I wrote my own gardeners version of Twas the Night Before Christmas.  I share each Christmas Eve with my listeners and hope you enjoy it!

This group was part of our town’s Winter Walk parade!

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house,

not a plant was stirring not even a sprout.

The seedlings were hung by the glow of a grow light

in hopes they’d spring-up-in-summer

to the gardeners delight.

The poinsettias were nestled all snug in their pots

with dreams of some moisture but certainly not rot.

When out in the yard there arose such a clatter, the gardener rose to see what was the matter.

Away to the window she flew like a flash,

to see Bambi and bunny make a mad dash.

They’ve nibbled the branches and munched on the bark,

but God’s creatures must eat and leave their mark.

The moon shines brightly on new fallen snow,

and the plants underneath are assured to grow.

Covered in natures protective shield, the blueberry bushes next year will yield, such wonderful bounty our fingers get stained, with blueberry juice,

that’s all that remains.

The gardener nestles all snug in her bed,

while visions of veggies dance in her head.

As the gardening craze grows listen for more Garden Bite, happy Christmas to all and to all a good night.  


This is on my back porch… with the sliding door from the kitchen. A spruce top that was a large “Charlie Brown”! PS, the stenciling on the upper part of the porch says “Happy is the Home that Shelters a Friend”. 

Merry Christmas and God’s Blessings for 2020!