Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February 29, 2012 -- camellia and weeping willow

These plant materials are season markers for sure: pliable weeping willow wands with their new leaves just emerging and camellia flowers. I'm particularly proud of this flower because it's on a shrub now 6 feet tall that I grew from an air-layered cutting. The parent shrub belonged to Rosalie Nachman, whose West End garden was (and maybe still is; I haven't seen her for years) a camellia paradise.

P.S. There are also some green stinking hellebore flowers in this. I stole them from a previous windowsill arrangement, and the whole shebang is in a black, lipped, pin holder (the kind that holds water).

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