Saturday, May 09, 2009

Longed for Spring is HERE

I've done two creative things in the past couple of days, neither has anything to do with fabric, but both make me happy in that artsy sort of way. First, this:

a collection of beautiful mosses placed on a long dish and used as a centerpiece on my long island. The tall plants are lily of the valley which I hope will bloom. I added some hens and chicks and a pile of little rocks (for Deborah). It looks very pretty in real life, though I don't know how it comes off in this photo.

The other thing I did was this:

My daffodils have gone by and since you're not supposed to cut the leaves but let all the nutrients head back into the bulb, isn't this a great way to hide the unsightly dying vegetation? It looks very artsy in a patch, like soldiers marching across the garden! You simply fold them over and tie them up with one of the leaves. I saw this at Anna Jane's house and was smitten with the simplicity and look of this. It takes a bit of time, but remember when I said I'd found the time that always escaped me when my kids were young? Ah, retirement.It IS all it's cracked up to be. Or, it is what you make it. Enjoy this beautiful spring.

1 comment:

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

I LOVE moss! What a great idea to try. Very clever with the daffodils too, ours are still blooming but this will come in handy soon.