Saturday, July 12, 2014
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With your eyes only

Blue spruces were set in water and decorated with bright green ornaments and others made of gingerbread. Very simple. Well, this is Longwood Gardens. Nothing's that simple here!

With your eyes only

Hard to see the gingerbread ornaments here, but I especially liked this part of the Longwood Christmas display. It's more subdued than other years' efforts. Easy on the eyes. Peaceful.

Blue spruces were set in water and decorated with bright green ornaments and others made of gingerbread. Very simple. Well, this is Longwood. Nothing's that simple here! I liked it.

There were towers of gingerbread men, too, along with this - necessary, I'm sure - admonition: "These gingerbread men are fragile. Please enjoy this display with your eyes only."

Virginia A. Smith Inquirer Staff Writer
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Ginny Smith, a Philadelphia native, joined the Inquirer at 1985. After stints as both reporter and editor in the city and suburbs, she’s been happily writing – and learning - about gardening full time since 2006. She’s won two silver medals of achievement from the national Garden Writers Association and in 2011, Bartram’s Garden honored her with its Green Exemplar award for her stories about “the region’s deeply rooted horticultural history, cultural attractions and bountiful gardens.” She plays in her own – mostly - bountiful garden in East Falls. Reach Virginia A. at vsmith@phillynews.com .

Virginia A. Smith Inquirer Staff Writer
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