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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

dried poppy seed pods


my mom collected these for me so i could make them into a wreath or something.
they've been sitting on my windowsill and i keep looking at them 
and enjoying them so much just as they are in this glass.
 the flowers had fluffy bed-head pink petals.
do you think of wood carvings?

 i think there's a whole world in each one.



Tuesday, February 17, 2015

cluster bouquets

with the white world outside, are your eyes longing for some color?
this is a post featuring tightly packed bouquets that were in tin cans.
i'd taken all these photos from the top down in 2010, and it lets you see the story pretty well!
in the photo above, the lacy pale pink fill flowers are wild sweet marjoram.  
also larkspur, foxglove, stock, snaps, and sage.
below- bells of ireland, zinnias, stocks, bergarten sage.

above features phlox, snapdragons, cynoglossum, sage.
below - zinnias, dahlias, phlox, ninebark, nicotiana, ferns, cynoglossum, and hydrangea.

above- phlox, carnations, scabiosa, snaps, cynoglossum, sage, hosta, zinnias, and delphinium.
below- phlox, scabiosa, spirea foliage.


above- anemone, joe pie weed, ageratum, hosta, purple sage, hydrangea.
below- zinnias, cinnamon basil, snapdragons, and poke weed.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

windowsill magic

while my son is outside on the tractor moving piles of snow,
 i am happy to be holding these little harbingers of another season with their happy faces and sweet scent.
i want to share with you the beauty of the frost on the window too.
 with wire vine.
i started the seeds last fall, and have already cut them back twice.
these are from swallowtail seeds and are a mix of both violas and pansies.