Wednesday, January 27, 2016
I definitely need to get out. I've been snowed in so long I've alphabetized my herbs and spices! Also found an embarrassingly large number of duplicates and old, old herbs. Threw some out; consolidated others, resulting in lots of leftover containers, one of which may be an antique! See the can in the middle from Ann Page (as in A&P)? Is there even an A&P grocery store any more?? I harvested the leaves from things growing in the house--some scented geranium and basil leaves--to fill the some of the discarded containers.
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
This little piece of evergreen Chamacyparis reminded me of a coral or something like it under the sea, so I tried to arrange it in a way that showed its structure off. That's why it's submerged in the glass container. The "creature" on top is a piece of rolled birch bark.
Monday, January 18, 2016
nandina with money plant leaf (the latter brought into the house it rock hard frozen state this morning)
There are a couple of interesting things going on here. One is the tree trunk in the background. Another are the tiny (and I do mean TINY) new, green nandina leaves coming out of this red-leaved nandina twig, which I harvested at least two weeks before Christmas. (If you can see them at all, they're probably more visible in second photo). And a third interesting thing (to me) is the green money plant leaf, which I brought into the house stiff as a board (and, in fact, with a little mound of ice on it) this morning. It thawed without drooping. Way to go little leaf!