But this fragrance really belongs to high summer when it meets that of brugmansia and honeysuckle as the sun begins to rise. When I plant my bulbs this Saturday, I'll be thinking of those glorious and warm days to come.
B & D was also offering Musella lasiocarpa. This sight made me wonder if I could overwinter other bananas with less soil and avoid hauling huge pots to the basement.
So, what do you think of this boulder with a glass table top?
Through the glass you can see water collected on the surface of the rock. It would be a job keeping the glass table top clean.
Raintree nursery has a great catalog and sells a lot of unusual and hard to find berries, fruit trees, and all kinds of unusual edibles. Of course, they also have more popular varieties as well but this is the place to go to find olives, meldars, papayas, paw paws, and others.
I know that one sees these in a lot of places but they still thrill me. Maybe my classroom needs a few of them?
Always a joy are the bright and cheerful watercolors of Gig Harbor artist Kate Larsson. Kate will also be at the Seattle Flower and Garden Show.
Don't know who makes these but they're interesting.
Carman at Mad Mozaics was as delightful as her work, sharing her techniques and material sources.
Her work was all wonderful and you can see more of it on her website. I like Carman's technique of reusing old windows in their sashes by gluing stained glass on the existing clear glass and covering the whole with epoxy. There's a little more to it than that and Carman teaches classes in your home if you can get together a minimum of 5 people. What a great party idea!
No show in Tacoma, Dale Chihuly's home town, would be complete without some blown glass garden art. Here we have work of Studio Rynkiewicz from Everett.
This trio of bowls could come home with me if I could only find space for them.
Glass is such a beautiful material and many nothrwest gardeners love to include it in their gardens. What do you think of glass in the garden?
I'm a fan of anything shiny, like the sun which I hope you'll be seeing a lot of this weekend! Happy Friday everyone!