Sunday, June 7, 2015

Shades of Green

There are many different shades of green and I like using variations of green in my garden. This is variegated yucca. I hope it blooms this year. It get's a tall stalk of white flowers from the center when it does.

This is Japanese golden forest grass. It looked a bit peak-id yesterday when I got home. I hope it can survive in this spot. Perhaps it needs more shade.

 This is a garden phlox and I confess I can't remember which one; will have to look it up.

I'm sure you've heard of spinach and artichoke dip. This is collard greens and artichoke dip. I get a can of greens and a can of artichoke hearts and drain them well. I then squeeze the greens in my hand to get even more moisture out of them. Then I chop both up and I mix in two heaping tablespoons of sour cream and some hot sauce. It's really good. I get the collard greens because they have the most vitamins of any of the canned greens.

I buy these Food Should Taste Good gluten free chips for my dips. Gary doesn't like olives and he likes them. Try them if you can find them; you might like them too.

Lots of folks admire my muses (perhaps totems) but I think some don't know what to do with them. They are for reflecting upon like my meditation bowls. Being in Baptist country perhaps I should call them prayer bowls. I guess I'm a little bit outside the box in what I make with clay.

I did make some green at the farmer's market yesterday. I sold a set of dinner plates, a pair of wall tiles, another wall tile, and a tea bowl and maybe a few other items I can't remember. It's exhausting getting up so early (4:30 am) and being out of doors till 1 pm and then packing up. I'm lucky I have Gary to help me I don't think I could do it all by myself. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.

18 comments:

  1. Love that yucca; it's one plant I've never grown.
    Great news about your sales, but I know what you mean about doing it alone.
    I really am sending you my address today. Just the seeds would be great!
    BTW I put Fabulous Mr. Fox in his summer spot. Now if I can just remember to take a picture. Pollen allergies have made me crazy this year!

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    1. Hi Suzi, thanks, the honey farmer's say if you eat local honey you won't get allergies, Gary used to get their really bad and now he doesn't of course this is only the second year we've lived here so we shall see if he starts getting them after the third year.

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  2. A sale is just a day in the park with hours of hard labor at each end. Glad you did OK.Selling a set of plates always makes me happy.

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    1. Hi Dennis, thanks, yes I was between an egg farmer and a honey farmer and they did a ton of sales, but farming isn't easy either but folks have to eat but don't necessarily need hand made pottery.

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  3. Those plants are lovely. I am glad you sold so many pieces. Congratulations!

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    1. Hi Gigi, thanks, my plants are doing great, last year they just did ok; I think it takes them a while to get to growing.

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  4. Yay green in all its varieties! Come winter I'll appreciated them even more! And congrats on a good sales day too! It sort of makes up for the working part of weekly set up and take down.

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  5. Hi Barbara, thanks, yes all of the greens are necessary. Ha.

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  6. So glad the market went well. It's hard work, but that's how an entrepreneur gets good to market.

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  7. Hi Joanne, thanks, I just wish I was a little younger in body, but glad the mind is young. ha.

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  8. too bad you didn't have honey pots for sale, since your were next to beekeeper!
    What is the trick for getting yucca to bloom? We have lots of it at the log cabin, and a few at the new house... but none have ever bloomed.

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    1. Hi Michele, thanks, yeah I need to make some thrown pots as honey pots hand built might be a challenge. I have no idea what the trick is but I am going to do some research now since your's have never bloomed.

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    2. ok it needs phosphorus fertilizer and needs to be near the yucca moth to blooms, not sure what the yucca moth is but more research needed.

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  9. I do love green - in all its shade. Yay for a successful market - hopefully followed by many more.

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    1. Hi Sue, thanks, yes many more I hope

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  10. I do like your muse/totem. And perhaps that first plant, the yucca, will inspire your pottery fire! :)

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    1. Hi Lee, thanks I do love those variegated plants so inspiring for sure.

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  11. Markets are hard work! Well done on your sales...

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