Saturday, December 29, 2012

Winter Still Life

I'm always playing around with this grouping of containers in front of the garage, probably because I can see it from the house.  The containers are mostly prototypes that I didn't put into production or odd troughs that were leftovers for one reason or another.  The three small round ones at the front are made from extra hypertufa leftover from a casting session, kind of like how I make a cinnamon and sugar cookie for the kids when I have leftover dough after rolling pie crust.

The evergreen plants in these containers are tough customers: a couple junipers, a chamaecyparis, rosemary, an erica, and a helianthemum. 

Yeah, I'm blocking two of my garage doors.  I've still got two others that open.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

It's the Little Things...

The little things, like the drop hanging on the Spriber Winterberry, are among the best pleasures of this season.