MASSIVE FERN: Fannie Wells of Climax welcomes Christmas, with a large rabbit foot fern on her front porch.
 

Wells’ Climax home is like a real Christmas card

Published 8:58am Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas is coming to Climax. That is for sure, according to Miss Fannie Wells on Main Street, and she is ready with a beautiful red poinsettia at her front door.

You might say that isn’t too unusual. After all, most folks do have red poinsettias at one place or another on their porches during this festive season. What is unusual is Miss Fannie grew hers, and it measures 5 feet high by 5 feet wide.

It holds a place of honor just beside her front steps, and covers the whole entire area with large red blooms.

Where did she get this beautiful plant? One Christmas, Miss Fannie bought the typical poinsettia in a pot to decorate the inside of her home. When the plant began to die back she planted it near her front door steps out of the frost and cold weather.

MASSIVE FERN: Fannie Wells of Climax welcomes Christmas, with a large rabbit foot fern on her front porch.

Each year the plant grew and had some flowers, and she said each year she would trim it back. This year it has grown the biggest yet and covered the largest area with the most blooms.

To further enhance the greenery of the Christmas season, she also grew a large rabbit foot fern, which hangs along the front of the porch. She said several of her friends had the same fern, but she believes hers to be the biggest. She said she only gives her plants water, Miracle Gro, and — of course — love.

It’s truly a beautiful Christmas card from Miss Fannie Wells and Climax to all, and to all a very merry Christmas.

A new baby for Christmas!

Congratulations to Patrick and Kayce Williamson of Climax on the birth of their son, Charlie Wayne, born Monday, Dec. 10. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 19 inches long.

The proud grandparents are Tony and Louise Williamson of Climax, and Billy and Amy Cross of Donalsonville, Ga.

‘Christmas in the Park’ is Saturday

Climax’s “Christmas in the Park” will be Saturday, Dec. 15, at 6:30 p.m., with the arrival of Santa Claus.

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