Saturday, December 31, 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
On the KenTon Garden Tour this summer, I came across this unpretentious garden along the backside of a corner-lot house. It was an odd spot for a garden, sort of tucked between the neighbor's house and not really visible from the street well, or even the owner's windows. At first I thought it was a less-well-organized cutting garden. After talking to the owner, an artist, it is a garden grown specifically to paint. It had the same purpose as Monet's Garden in Giverny. Except without the acreage, budget and gardening staff.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
|A greenhouse made from Legos.|
Thursday, December 15, 2011
My daughter will be participating in the Western New York Book Arts Collaborative's (WNYBAC's) Last-Minute Holiday Marketplace this Friday (4-8pm) and Saturday (12-6pm) at WNYBAC (468 Washington Street at East Mohawk, Buffalo).
It's her first "professional" gig selling handmade glass bead jewelry, of her own design, as well as these nifty candle holders made from the tops of wine & liquor bottles.
Daddy bought a bottle cutter -- we had to do something with all Mommy's empties. Actually it was a family crafting project that took up the better part of a weekend.
(Christmas gift spoiler alert coming - stop reading here if you're normally on our gift list) These were the left over parts of making candles from the bases of the wine & liquor bottles. With all the bottle cutting, sanding, melting wax, and hot-glue-gunning decorations to the bottles, we ended up with 17, basically free, gifts that turned out rather well, if you ask us.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Urban Roots Community Garden Center. Urban Roots is the only cooperative garden center in the country (at least it was when they started a few years ago). There are 780+ members (I'm member 16).
Saturday, December 10, 2011
I've wanted to make this fountain for a while. It's been one of those projects I think about while I lay awake at night. Finally got up the nerve (and budget) to make it happen.
|It started with seeing |
copper water fountains
at the Chelsea Flower
Show last spring.
|Heuchera come in such |
great colors - including copper!
I already went out, a few weeks back, to all my usual nurseries and bought as many heuchera as I could find -- on late season sale and slapped them in the ground. I now have two each of "Green Spice," "Key Lime Pie, "Mocha," and another couple with no name. Add those to the few heuchera out there already and I've got a start on a collection. This spring, buying excursions will now be a heuchera hunt.