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.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Sorticulture Part Two: The Adventure Continues.

If you've been reading my posts about Sorticulture, you know that I had a blast at this event, my only regret being that I only had 5 hours to take it all in.  Instead of doing one post with a lot of pictures, I'm spreading them out a bit.

We've all seen wind chimes made with flatware but the clever combination of glass vessels and silverware by Glassafras Creations was a first for me.

Beth Wright Designs came up with these cool wire work baskets planted up with succulents and adorned with beads.

An interpretation of kokedama or maybe bird nests.  Love them!

Food for thought for the upcoming Aeonium Challenge.  

Handsome totemic pieces by Wish Poosh Design.  Time to fire up my kiln!

Please note, these are original designs and should not be copied.  However, the idea of doing a bit of kiln carving with northwest native themes is appealing to me.  Of course, so is finishing one of the many projects that I've started.

Kevin Crowder is the creative mind behind Rusty Stuff.  Aren't these fun?

A perennial favorite at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show, Douglas Walker Sculpture looks even better outside!  For those of you who haven't seen his work, many of Walker's works utilize falling water with instruments. They're still making music, just in a different way.   Do check out his website using the link above to see some fantastic images of his work.

Last stop for today is Oudean's Willow creek Nursery.  Sarracenia flava.  Get the pitcher?  

It seems that this will be Oudean's final off site show but their Snohomish location will still be open.

Darlingtonia californica is also called Cobra Lily for obvious reasons. 

Australian native Cephalotus follicularis is unusual,  adorable, and very slow growing.

So tiny and cute, it's easy to see how Seymour fell in love with Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors. Luckily this one won't grow into a human-eating beast...or will it?
You'll have to wait for the final Sorticulture post to see what came home with me. 


  1. Oh, you big tease! Can't wait to see what you bought!

  2. I always enjoy creative people. There isn't a need to love everything, just appreciate the new ideas people come up with. Its wonderous and inspiring. The glass and flatware wind chimes are fun and I don't remember seeing them anywhere else.

  3. For some reason my Sarracenia all up and died last winter...thanks for the reminder that I need more!

  4. It's going to be fun to see what you feature! Great so far.

  5. Yay! Those rusty birds are too cute.. :)

  6. So much to love! I'm always attracted to rusty metal things but I think I would have taken home one of those bird nest-style succulent planters in this case. I also liked the chimes but chimes always mysteriously disappear in my household. (I suspect my husband has a cache of them hidden somewhere in his workshop.)

  7. The next time someone counters an idea with "when pigs fly" you could say "well, there you are!"

  8. Oh gosh, I really like everything you show here. I'm jealous--I would have loved to have attended the event. Looking forward to your post about your purchases!

  9. I really like the wire work baskets…they are quite fun.


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