The seed heads of Miscanthus sinensis have been decorating the garden since October. Since we're having a warm January, it feels like spring already. The extended forecast for February and March aren't predicting any lows below freezing. Perhaps It's time to cut the grasses down and spread mulch already. In any case, a few of these won't be missed in the garden!
There are quite a few little blooms out there right now but these are a bit big to throw in with little blooms so they'll have to work alone.
Fortunately, they're interesting enough by themselves.
Some of the cut stems along with the husk of a horse chestnut from this autumn get added to a weed pot made by my pottery guru, Redwood, in Alaska in the late seventies.
An old Ball Jar with a zinc and ceramic top brought up from the basement act as a receptacle for the seed heads.
There was also this cool old electrical insulator down there. There are so many things squirreled away down there that I'm beginning to loose track of where everything originated.
The finished grouping is a bit large for the kitchen since counter space is limited there.
So here's something a bit smaller. Added a lotus seed head and a skeletonized acanthus leaf.
I missed the other props so brought them back to work as supporting players.
Happy new week! What's in a vase at your place this Monday?