Saturday, November 12, 2011

November 12, 2011

This little dish garden was inspired by an arrangement I saw at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden yesterday. Laura Anne Brooks had created an arrangement in an orange bell pepper; it included woodland moss, pine, rose hips, and some a couple of chrysanthemums. Her arrangement was beautiful, and because I happened to have a couple of pretty orange bell peppers, I tried to imitate it, but some reason I wasn't happy with the way my bell pepper worked as a vase.  So I switched to a pin holder like the one below.

My little dish garden includes moss, one orange marigold (this last of the season), rose hips, yellow brocollini flowers, tiny black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia triloba), and a couple of small green tomatoes. It doesn't really show up in the picture, but the yellow leaves of some kerria shrubs outside the window were sort of pretty blowing around as I photographed this, and the shadows on the curtains and couch were wonderful.

Pine--I almost forgot the pine! It was the pine I liked best in Laura's arrangement, and mine includes some, too. 

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