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Although this could very well be a picture of me finding a new treasure at a favorite nursery, it's actually an illustration by David Catrow for a children's book called Plantzilla.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

A Little Frost Artistry for the Eleventh Day of Christmas

Freezing fog was forecast the other day and there was a little bit here in town but driving to Puyallup to check out Watson's after Christmas 70% off sale, there was a lot more fog.  The outdoor nursery seemed to have been decorated for the holidays.

Did someone tell them to get flocked?

It's fascinating how different temperatures, humidity, etc. create different ice crystal formations. 

Makes the "frosted" artificial stems inside look a bit subdued.







How do nurseries keep their somewhat tender plants in pots from looking as bad as mine do during the winter?   Surprising how much difference this covering makes.  (Not so much where it really gets cold, but here it does.)  We'll take a peek at the sale inside later this week!  


14 comments:

  1. There are few things as beautiful as the icy crystals of real frost... Especially when the sun shines. Then the world is positively magical!

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  2. Love frost pictures, yours are beautiful!

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  3. I love a heavy frosting in the garden, but I've never taken a drive out of town in order to find it. You're dedicated! :)

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  4. Oh that I had time to pull out the coverings like that!

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  5. Natural frost is always better than the artificial version, the ice crystals in your photos are so beautiful.

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  6. Those are pretty frosty photos, better there than here. Oh no! I meant to contact you about the fox slinkies before you went back. Maybe next year.

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  7. I so enjoyed the frost patterns while we had them. Not the frost is washed away and we are back to dark, dreary days.

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  8. Beautiful Peter.

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  9. Gorgeous. It's that frost without the deep freeze that is so pleasant and lovely. :)

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  10. Great photos! I had frost like that around Thanksgiving, but not this time around.

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  11. Amazing detail. I love how each crystal develops on top of another! Gorgeous pics, Peter!

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  12. Few things as pretty as frosted conifers.

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  13. You're a far better person, I would have been making flocking jokes all day....
    What a beautiful, natural surprise!

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