November 16, 2010

November flowers

October welcomed us with freeze slap, so not many flowers survived. Asters - the most reliable autumn flowers in our zone 6 is one of 4 flowers I could find in my garden.  

Calluna vulgaris planted last year is still in bloom.

Pelargonium taken indoor explodes with flowers. 

And last rose The Fairy.
Inevitably we are coming closer to winter, garden bones are more exposed, so it's the best time to see mistakes and decide the corrections. Some of which will be fixed still in November, while the rest end of February.  
Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day is hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens.
Last November'2010 post.

November 3, 2010

Plant jewellery grows around you

It looks like pieces and seeds you know from your garden? Exactly...

... look what also you can do using plants for hand made plant jewellery...

..earrings made of chamaecyparissus, seeds of Ligustrum vulgare (Wild Privet, also known as Common Privet or European Privet) and leaves...

...beautiful bracelet made on ribbon...

...decorative apple fruits and leaves of Aristolochia known as birthworts, pipevines or Dutchman's pipes,...

I've spent beautiful Saturday learning how to make it and also sharing some pictures from my garden travels this spring. It was sunny, colorful and cheerful day. Thank you!