Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Remember the two elderly sisters that I have talked about over the years? The ones that have huge flower gardens and a simple roadside stand where they sell their flower arrangements? Well, today I stopped to say "hi" and "goodbye" to them, since their season of growing is almost over. They were so excited to show me one of their newest creations. A teddy bear in a twig basket. I must admit, thinking this was an unique arrangement for them, since they usually have only fresh flower bouquets. At first glance, I did not realize what the teddy bear was made out of. Do you? It is made with a newspaper form(which one of them made without a pattern) and covered with the Burdock plant. I had not seen these brown prickly things since I was a little girl, on my grandpa's farm. I clearly remember how annoyed I was when these clung to my socks back then. Who would have thought that someday, years later, I would have a teddy bear covered with them, in my house. How interesting.
The bear is holding dried "Chinese lanterns" from their gardens.
They also had bunches of "Japenese Bamboo" and "Silver Dollars" from the "Money Plant."
Did you ever hear of the Silver Dollar plant? I know my grandma had some of these growing in her garden, long ago.
I liked the pink color of these dried "Japanese Bamboo" branches. It was their first year to grow this plant and they were so happy with it.
I think the two dried bunches looked nice, placed in a white ironstone pitcher on the shelf in my dining room.
Three plants that have been around for a long time, grown by two elderly, talented ladies, make up this post today.
It is not too late to comment for my giveaway on Thursday evening.
Happy Wednesday to you!