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Thursday, December 9, 2010

A Bumper Crop!

I am not mini-ing much today. April and I went out for coffee and ostensibly for Christmas shopping..... I bought her and Seth a Cuisinart smart stick hand blender. She agreed to act surprised when they open it. That was the sum total of our purchases for the day. That's if you don't count the coffee and pasteries.

I was working on a iPad cozy before I left to meet her. The one that I ordered won't be here for a while, so I have to find another way to keep it safe. I grabbed a couple of skeins of yarn and some #13 needles and just started knitting. Nothing fancy and definitely not mini.

I went out to feed the birds and squirrels when I got home. I noticed that the Nandina was ripe for the picking. I took about half of the branches for drying with the seed balls still attached. In a couple of weeks I will remove the rest of the pod branches. By then they will have lost the balls and I can use just the branches for mini plants and trees.

I hung the ones that I picked upside down and will leave then for a few days, until they are dry and hard. I know that they look silly hanging on the blinds, but at least they are where the cats can't get to them.

Right now this is the only one that I have dressed with leaves. I did it for the roof garden of the townhouse.....It somehow managed to find its way to the mid century mod living room box and there it stayed.

Tessie, claims that I owe her a tree for the roof garden....She moves the plant to another location and I am the one that has to replace it??? what's wrong with this picture?

As usual, she has all of the fun and I do the busy work....I hate cutting little tiny leaves and gluing them, one at a time to branches....But then, so does she....

We know who always wins the arguments, so I am not even going to start one.

See you tomorrow.


Lucille said...

This Nandina plant looks so nice! I've never seen it before.

Jean Tuthill said...

I love the little tree, so pretty. It looks like it is a lot of work to make one. You are lucky to have the Nandina, it doesn't grow here, I guess it is too cold. I need to look for something similar. I really like the look.