Monday, February 1, 2010

More Orbs and Green

Aren't these orbs great looking. What a cool wedding idea. It would be good inside as well as inside.

I've been needing a dose of living greenery due to the crummy winter we are having here in Virginia. Two major snow storms within the month are 2 more than we've had over the past 15 years that I've lived here. These snows have been large and long lasting. In the past they were small and melted within days. So I think I need a terrarium. The one above and the directions for making it can be found at Midwest Living. I like the idea of herbs in antique canning jars. I don't own any antique canning jars, but will definitely be looking for them.

This is just a simple glass container, but the moss is comforting.

I LOVE the orchids in this cloche. Beautiful and notice how small the container on the bottom is. Apparently you don't need a lot of soil or root space.

This is a miniature garden. I made one a couple of years ago for a friend and the only problem with these adorable gardens is - they Grow. The little plants get bigger no matter how small they were to begin with. She found that even with constant triming you either have leafless stems or really big forests. I know there must be a source for miniature plants.
I do love the dollhouse size chairs, etc. in the garden.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kathy,

    I have a source for miniature evergreens and some of the thymes are naturally micro. Do you know a source for giant orbs? Like 3' across?
    Look forward to the scarf workshop today. Am on lookout for unusual glass containers for above. Just one note about April at Ronald McD. Won't be able to do it from 21st-25th company coming.


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