Tuesday, March 11, 2014

How Does Your Garden Grow?

"What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
How does your garden grow? Galvanized metal watering cans & planters, willow bee skep & picnic baskets, balls of twine on cast iron stands, large french wall baskets & willow picking baskets in this week…Wonderful large galvanized and wood lanterns to set out on your patio or hang over a table-fill with lit candles on a pretty evening or use as a terrarium for a small potted plant.

 Love this galvanized watering can-large in size it would be a great gift for a gardener or stuffed full of fresh flowers as a centerpiece on a table...
 A bee skep: Skeps, which are baskets placed open-end-down, have been used for about 2000 years. Initially they were made from wicker plastered with mud and dung but from the Middle Ages they were made of straw. In northern and western Europe, skeps were made of coils of grass or straw. In its simplest form, there is a single entrance at the bottom of the skep. Again, there is no internal structure provided for the bees and the colony must produce its own honeycomb, which is attached to the inside of the skip.
Love love this large french wall basket I can see it stuffed full of dried lavender on a wall or maize and cotton in the Fall. A huge wonderful basket…Also in is a vintage collection of seed signs very neat and quite a few different ones!
 Picking baskets and wicker cloches with leather handles...
 Willow picnic basket filled with our brown & white transferware of foxes and dogs…so cute displayed on denim blue checked tablecloth with blue & white toile napkins.