I decided to do something non threatening for the rest of the morning....Getting potted sounded good....No not that kind of potted. I made plants for Zar....Very easy plants to more complicated, in that order.
First, I pulled out this cute little topiary plant that I spotted at Walmart the other day. I had no intention of using it in real life. As soon as I saw it, I had visions of mini plants. It works great.
The little sprigs are forced into a styrofoam ball, painted black. Each one makes a passable house plant. They are different sizes, so the plants derived from it are not identical. In fact, the two in the pots on the floor are about 3/4" different.
I couldn't find my floral foam block(yes I know I should clean my workroom when I can't find something that large). I spotted the moss covered forms that I purchased a while ago. They would do in a pinch. I grabbed a steak knife and started sawing on one. Hey! All of the plants are now in pots with moss growing on top of the soil. Whatever works!
Nest I did a small Apple tree in a pot. That called for one sprig of dried Nandina and a bunch of punched out apple leaves. The red"apples" are the seed pods for the plant. You have to love a plant that provides mini apples! All I had to do is add a few leaves.
The third project was a bed of pumpkins. I found the terracotta tray in my stash....I added some of the moss covered rock. Hey. This is fantasy. Zar can have moss covered dirt in his pumpkin patch if he wants it!
Next I twisted some green covered floral wire together to form stems and branches, glued those and some pumpkin pods onto the moss. Strangly, all of Zar's pumpkins ripen at the same time. With this one, I coiled the ends of the stems and added leaves to complete the crop.
I still have to do the wrought iron railing for the roof, so nobody falls off. Zar is dangerously close to the edge...Just behind him is the curved part of the roof.
Anyway, that's my mini-ing for the day. The afternoon will be spent finishing laundry and swamping out the workroom. I guess I should get started.
See you tomorrow.