Nancy and Darren have built picturesque flower frames and they call them Living Easels. Combining a found wooden frame plus rustic evergreen saplings for the easel poles, they made some beautiful garden decor. This blog post is a great big shout out to all the gardeners out there who are not only growing plants but growing beauty in their back yards. Nancy and Darren surprised me with their picturesque floral Living Easels and Tammy spruced up her strawberry pot with berries of a different kind.
This post looks at growing the beautiful succulent Echeveria from individual leaves and it will be of special interest to green-thumb brides on a budget.
Continue adding bundles of greens on top of the willow or grape frame as you move around the edge. Always keep greens on the top half. You don’t want some greens under the ring or it won’t lay flat on your wall.
In Montreal, Claude Cormier once again uses colour as a way to draw you through a display. TOM’s are temporary overlay markers, used in road construction. Cormier placed the TOMs on the road beside the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal. We literally stumbled on it one sunny afternoon….
Do you want to make your own glass-dish flowers for the garden? Artist Wendy Savi Start suggests you start off with clean dishes so that the silicone will adhere. “I often give the dishes a wipe with rubbing alcohol after I wash them.” Play around with your arrangement till you find something that works for you. Silicone the dishes together with GE Clear Silicone II and let the arrangement set for a day. Don’t be skimpy with the silicone! Read More…
GWA members were in Buffalo, New York last week to see the gardens and learn the trade. Here are some images from my trip to Buffalo including glass flowers