For the Past Week or so, I have been making Flowers!
I am actually a pretty good gardener in Real Life and I have turned the grounds around my home into a house with a garden rather than a house sitting among the weeds. It has taken a long time to FINALLY be happy? ( for a while anyway) with the planting combinations and the way the flowers are maturing.
Gardening is an ongoing process and even when you think you are done, YOU ARE NOT. It is still officially winter, and I haven't yet done my big Spring Clean-Up yet. It NEEDS to be done and SOON, as my garden is a mess right now, littered with droppings of brown (evergreen?) needles from the surrounding trees. The buds are beginning to form and the bulbs are already poking their heads up and out of the earth. Anticipating the time when the flowers will be in full bloom and to off-set the winter blues, I have been making a miniature garden of potted flowers and shrubs. It has been an interesting experience as I haven't done this for quite some time. The last mini garden project was with the house that the rats destroyed. I went into the garage today and retrieved the white picket fence that used to stand upright around the doll's house until the real life 'Hunca Muncas' plowed it down as they hurried through the front door to begin tearing and eating the fabric off the interior walls.
I have since cleaned out and up the mess and tried to secure it better but the garden is trashed. On the Bright Side; it really needed to be up-graded anyway so this is a little bit of practice towards the time when I pull the seaside cottage "At Home by the Sea" together and give it an over-haul.
The photo above shows the Roses and Clematis on the white picket fence, I made this back in the 1990's. The foliage has all deteriorated over time and I will have to make more again but the form of the plant remains intact. I made them out of a bundle of artificial flowers that I bought from somewhere. I remember the thrill of finding something with tiny little stamens in the centers and they made perfect clematis! I made the roses out of bundles of silk ribbon ones that came from the craft store and although I like the look of them from a distance, up close, they look like ribbon roses and they need some additional work. All in good time.
|I nearly forgot the Delphinium!|
( also plastic pieces)
|I hope that you have enjoyed the tour of my mini potted garden. It was fun to do and helps take the mind of the dreary winter days.|
"The kiss of the sun for pardon
The song of the birds for mirth;
One is nearer God's heart in a garden,
Then anywhere else on earth."
(Dorothy Frances Gurney)