Fairegarden 2011 Calendar













May the coming new year of 2011 be the best ever. Onward!


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48 Responses to Fairegarden 2011 Calendar

  1. Randy Andrson says:

    Frances Thanks for all your thoughts and pictures in 2010. I’ve enjoyed them very much! Randy

    Thanks Randy. I appreciate your support! πŸ™‚

  2. Stunning! Hope you had a lovely Christmas Frances and best wishes for the New Year.

    Thanks Karen. The holidays have been delightful. May 2011 be the best ever for you and yours. πŸ™‚

  3. How beautiful Frances, thank you for that burst of colour, the promise of things to come! Happy New Year.

    Hi Janet, thanks. Calenders are fun to put together, but choosing which shots to represent each month can be difficult! May 2011 be wonderful for you and yours. πŸ™‚

  4. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    Your photos reminds me that we have so much to look forward to Frances. I wish you a Happy New Year with everything wonderful that comes in the garden.

    Hi Lisa, thanks for that. We do indeed have much to look forward to in the coming new year. May it be the best ever for you and yours. πŸ™‚

  5. Les says:

    Though I have never been a huge fan of this holiday, I for one will be glad to see 2010 behind us, but I am afraid it has left some unfinished business yet to be sorted out. Thank you for the new year’s wishes and for the lovely pictures. Did you make this into a paper calender?

    Hi Les, thanks for visiting. I like the closure of ending one year to begin a new one, so full of promise! These shots were printed up into paper calenders and given as gifts to my family. I enjoy putting them together and they are well received. I like turning the page on a new month and seeing whatever photo I have chosen to represent it through the year. May your 2011 be wonderful. πŸ™‚

  6. Liz says:


    Lovely photos, I hope you have a wonderful New Year!

    Thanks Liz. May you have the best year ever in 2011. πŸ™‚

  7. Mary from Mass. says:

    sigh….yes….the winter will move on…Happy New Year

    Hi Mary, thanks. A new year full of promise is just beyond the bend, coming into view. Hooray! πŸ™‚

  8. Layanee says:

    Gorgeous Frances. It makes one want to jump a year ahead to see what is in store for the next calendar.

    Hi Layanee, thanks, you are funny! I like to think about the photos at the end of each month with the calender in mind. That makes the task less daunting when I get it printed in November to give to the family for Thanksgiving. πŸ™‚

  9. A beautiful calendar Frances. I would be fun to have it as a screen saver. Happy New Year FFF.

    Thanks Helen my friend. That would make a good screen saver, good idea! May 2011 see all your wishes come true!

  10. Carol says:

    Love it. Where can I buy it?

    Feel free to print out the photos and make your own! May 2011 make your dreams come true, dear Carol.

  11. Donna says:

    Frances these are incredible…you should consider creating a calendar…I would buy it….have a great 2011!!

    Thanks Donna, you are too sweet. These are the photos used for the actual calender I had made for the family, the second year of such a thing. They are well received. πŸ™‚

  12. Ahhh, lovely! I think April is my favorite (which is funny, because April is my favorite month of the year).

    Thanks MMD. That is a good one, they all are my faves among thousands of shots, but October might be my fave. April is my favorite month of the year too. πŸ™‚

  13. Simon says:

    Frances I really like your 2011 calender the photos are fantastic, each one more joyous than the last.

    Have a great 2011


    Hi Simon, thanks. It is quite fun to select the shots for these calenders each year. Seeing them as I turn the page to a new month always brings a smile. You too have a fabulous 2011! πŸ™‚

  14. Laurrie says:

    May your garden thrive in the new year coming! (I must get some of those little pink and white tulips). Happy New Year.

    Hi Laurrie, thanks so much. Those are Lady Jane tulips, just the sweetest things and good at returning too. May you have a great 2011! πŸ™‚

  15. Beautiful Frances! Your poppy photo knocks me off my feet! Each and every one is just a treasure! Moments from your gardens. Happiest of New Years to you and yours!

    Hi Carol, thanks so much. I do love looking at the garden shots, pleasant memories to help get us through drab winter. May you and yours have the best of years in 2011! πŸ™‚

  16. One says:

    Excellent photos, Frances. They are all very beautiful. My favorite would be April, June, July, September and the rest. May you have a wonderful year ahead.

    Thanks One. I hope your 2011 is the best year ever! πŸ™‚

  17. Eileen says:

    Beautiful reminders of what we have to look forward to! It is pouring rain here today, washing aways all the snow revealing very green grass. If only this meant winter was over.


    Thanks Eileen. Green grass is good, if surprising. If only is right! Happy New Year! πŸ™‚

  18. gittan says:

    Gorgeous calender Frances! Your pictures are outstanding. See you 2011 / Lots of kramar to you my friend, gittan

    Thanks Gittan. May your 2011 be the best ever! πŸ™‚
    Double Kram

  19. Ewa says:

    Lots of passionate garden obsession with excellence in 2011,
    Hugs, Ewa

    Dear Ewa, thanks! What a delightful wish, and may the same be had for you as well my friend! πŸ™‚

  20. dirtynailz says:

    Beautiful, photos, Frances. Have a very happy and productive New Year in your wonderful garden, and please don’t allow yourself to pine during the cold winter months!

    Cynthia (Digging RI)

    Thanks Cynthia. I will try to keep a stiff upper lip during those long winter months coming up, promise! Happy 2011~

  21. Darla says:

    So nice Ms. Frances. I love the photo for April!

    Thanks Darla. That is a good one, those Lady Jane tulips are quite happy things. Happy 2011!~

  22. Donna says:

    Frances this was a lovely presentation. I am glad you made these into a real calendar. I have made calendars too with illustrations. But they were for nieces and nephews. It was from the movie Shrek. Too bad they did not hire me as an artist…. πŸ˜€ .

    Great work as always Frances. Thanks for a great morning lift.

    Thanks Donna. Your family is lucky to have calenders drawn by your own hand! I appreciate your kind words and support. Happy 2011!~

  23. What a lovely reminder that color is in the world… today we are a frozen tundra… beautiful, but the only brilliant colors are my grandkids parkas.

    Thanks Meredehuit. Color will return for us all, but grandkid parkas sounds like a delightful way to get some right now. Happy 2011~

  24. Rose says:

    Happy New Year to you, too, Frances! What a beautiful calendar this will be. May the coming year bring you many happy hours in the garden.

    Thanks dear Rose. May this new year bring you all the best. Happy 2011~

  25. Balisha says:

    Cool…Happy New Year…Balisha

    Thanks Balisha. Happy 2011~

  26. Janet says:

    Great calendar of blooms!! I really love the poppy and maple leaves.
    Happy New Year.

    Hi Janet, thanks. A brand new year in your new home, how wonderful. Happy 2011~

  27. Dave says:

    Beautiful pictures Frances! Happy New Year!

    Hi Dave, thanks. It has been a wonderful year for you, may 2011 hold even more joy!

  28. Valerie says:

    Really lovely choices for your calender. My favourite is June just because of the colours I think. Happy New Year. V

    Thanks Valerie. Making the selections for these calenders is so fun, that is one of my faves too. Happy 2011~

  29. Valerie says:

    Love your calendar. What are the purple flowers in October and November? September looks like a Joe Pye weed flower.
    Thanks for the beautiful color during these weary months.
    No snow, but we are freezing even down here in Florida. My oranges have frozen on the tree.

    Hi Valerie, thanks. October is Verbena bonariensis, November is the Aster Jin Dai. Septemeber is Joe Pye. I hope you losses were not too severe. We had some very cold weather in Tennessee as well, although it was warmed up now.

  30. Jean says:

    Beautiful calendar images, Frances. I’m particularly partial to May — what a great color combination!

    Hi Jean, thanks so much. May was a fine month. πŸ™‚ Happy 2011~

  31. Lona says:

    What beautiful images Frances. Happy New Year to you.

    Hi Lona, thanks. A very happy 2011 to you as well. πŸ™‚

  32. Maybe the best 2010 retrospective I have seen! Beautiful. May 2011 bring you even more joy and beauty.

    Hi Hands, thanks so much for those kind words. I appreciate you! I hope your 2011 is the best!

  33. gail says:

    Happy New year my dear friend~I know we are going to have many more adventures together in the garden and all over this marvelous blogashere! As always your photos are are a delight~April may be my favorite! xxoogail

    Thank you dear Gail. Our adventures continue!!! Happy 2011 my friend.

  34. Sue Langley says:

    Neat idea, Frances. I still like using a paper calendar instead of the ones you have online like Outlook. I like writing all the plants blooming and what the weather is. This would make a neat project for us gardeners to make for Christmas or New Years presents.

    Maybe next year…this year we created a family cookbook. Happy new Year!

    Hi Sue, thanks. I still like the paper ones too, the tactile senses need it. Plus, it makes such a fun gift for the family. A cookbook…how neat! Happy 2011!

  35. commonweeder says:

    What a great idea. It would be wonderful to put together a calendar to celebrate the garden and garden activities through the year. You have inspired me.

    Thanks Pat and happy 2011! I still need to work on making the calender more useful, identifying the images, etc. But it is always well received. Do it! πŸ™‚

  36. Happy New Year Frances. The home grown calendars for family is such a great useful gift idea. I should do it. What service did you use. Then I’d have to overcome my internet/computer sloth.

    Thanks Christopher, happy 2011 to you! I hate to give them free advertising, and they weren’t cheap, but I used Shutterfly. I still need to tweak the image on there better. I always hurry it and haven’t yet learned the best way to size them. There should be a caption but I haven’t figured it out yet. Good luck and you are hardly a sloth! πŸ™‚

  37. Just beautiful, Frances. What a delight it was to meet you in 2010 and to discover you’re just as lovely in person as you are in blog life. Cheers to another fine year in the garden.

    Thanks Helen, what a sweet thing to say! It was a delight to meet you and Sarah in Buffalo as well. Two beauties! πŸ™‚

  38. Jan says:

    Happy New Year, Frances. It is so nice to look back at the garden and remember the lovely flowers you had.

    Always Growing

    Hi Jan, thanks so much. Looking at the old shots does give me inspiration for the future! Happy 2011 to you! πŸ™‚

  39. chickenpoet says:

    Happy New Year. Love you Mom. CP

    Dear Chickenpoet, may 2011 be everything that you wish it to be. Much love,

  40. marmee says:

    what beauty! being able to surround ones self in flowers and nature makes life fulfilling. merry new year to you and your family.

    Thank you Marmee. I agree completely with you, family and nature are tops! Happy 2011! πŸ™‚

  41. Lovely images. I look forward to the est of 2011. Happy New Year, Carolyn

  42. I definitely meant the rest of 2011, not eastern standard time, electro shock treatment, expressed sequence tag, or the unusual branch of psychology. It’s amazing what a small mistake can lead to!

    HA Carolyn! I usually will correct typographical errors, but your reply to them is too good to delete! Happy 2011 to you and yours! πŸ™‚

  43. What a bright colorful treat this foggy California day! all the best to you in 2011!

    Hi Country Mouse, thanks so much, glad you enjoyed it. Happy 2011 to you! πŸ™‚

  44. Lola says:

    The best of everything for 2011.
    Thanks for a yr of beauty.

    Thank you Lola, and may you have the best year in 2011! πŸ™‚

  45. Jean says:

    My goodness Frances, I hope you’ve put those photos into a real calendar – they’re gorgeous! Hope you have a fantastic 2011 as well!

    Thanks Jean. Yes, these make up the real calender that was given to my family, the second year to do so. Having photos from my garden makes these so personal. They were well received. πŸ™‚

  46. ilona says:

    I love the pictures- you are top notch in photography! And I love this idea…. it was a wonderful tour through the year.

    Thanks Ilona, for those kind words. My family loves receiving the calenders from my garden and I love making them. πŸ™‚

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