|Project by erika||posted 11-23-2010 09:07 AM||6021 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
The other day I asked Bonnie to come with me to cut weeds for my winter arrangements. (I’m afraid of being attacked by dogs guarding the family weeds.) She was kind enough to come with me although I took her away from working on her kitchen, which she is remodelling. (Gardeners are nice people).
We drove on the country roads, stopped, cut weeds and returned home with my hoard of milk weeds, red stick dogwood, and those tall grasses with the fluffy tops that I’ve been warned never to plant on my property.
Once at home, I cleaned the seeds from the milk weeds and sprayed them silver, Charlie brought cedar branches that he’d cut from the lower garden-to-be and my neighbour let me cut pine branches from his tree. So, with my lovely stash of all things I love, I set about filling the two pots with soil and then arranging the weeds. Next, I poured a lot of water in the pots and I’m letting nature take care of the rest. I read that the water in the pots will freeze and thereby hold the arrangements together. Well, let’s see if it works. That porch gets very windy.
-- Erika, Hastings, ON