Wednesday, February 11, 2015

It’s Carnival Time {What’s Growing on our Trees?}


There's a special species of tree that blooms after Carnival season in New Orleans. Have you seen any Mardi Gras trees around?

bead tree

I just love this season, and the beads in crepe myrtles or other trees make the season bright. Only in good ole New Orleans can a tree be made into a masterpiece of color and texture.

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And how does your garden grow?

Also, do not forget your necessities when traveling to the parade route.


Bead Trees, y’all!


  1. Love the bead trees! It's a new thing since I lived there many many years ago!

  2. Awesome! Ron, I just love seeing your Mardi Gras posts! I so miss living in Louisiana. Hubby and I have been contemplating a move back. We'll see!

  3. What fun and so pretty, but all I can think about is what a pain to take down after Mardi Gras.

  4. That's so cool!! I would love to throw those beads into the trees! They turn out beautifully.

  5. Good evening, Ron! Just getting to the blog. Love the bead trees--so unique and festive, but I'm with Babs R, what pain to take down! I know you are going to Nyx tonight--I hope you score lots of purses! Have a great evening! Cheers! xoxo

  6. Wow that's crazy! Ya'll really go to town there! It must be a big job cleaning all this up afterwards! You are having too much fun! The guy with the wagon ensemble is too funny!


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