Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Garden Party!

This week I'm joining in the virtual garden party over at The Little Round Table. It's such a great time of year for sharing what's happening in the garden.
Here are just a few quick close-ups.....

 Hope your garden is giving you lots of joy - and enough cut flowers to fill your favorite vases.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Victorian Garden Fairy....

Lovely Victorian fantasy image - one in a series of four tiny garden fairies found here...

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

New Bird Candle - Ivory Sparrow

Bird Candle in Soy - Ivory Sparrow from an Original Mold
Plump, ivory songbird candle, hand poured in soy wax, stands about 2.50" tall and is about 4.00" wide - beak to tail.

This original mold was cast by me from a vintage ceramic bird figurine.
Hand poured in highest quality Ecosoya soy wax, which is produced using non-GMO soybeans grown without pesticides.
Pure all cotton wick.
New item in my Etsy shop.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Garden Snapshot: Volunteers....

We never planted these foxglove - they are "volunteers"... seed carried on the wind from an uphill neighbor's garden.
In the fall we have to pull them out like weeds, but do not feed them to the chickens, because of the digitalis.
We do our best to find them new homes in other gardens, and not toss them into the green compost bin, which is always a last resort.

And don't they look great poking up through the golden cotinus!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Let's Just Start.....

Blogging has been on the "To Do" list for almost a year now, and today seemed like as good a day as any to test the water.
Let me start with a random image from our life here - some of the good things that our tiny city garden produces.