Last summer one of my gardening buddies gave me a book for my birthday:
(the author is Tovah Martin since I've so thoughtfully blocked the name) At the time, I remember doing little more than flipping thru the pages and thinking how beautiful all the different assemblages were ~ something about putting an ordinary item under glass turns it into something extraordinary. Know what I mean??? Anyway, after sufficiently admiring the photos the book was shelved until recently when I pulled it back out again. This time with the intent of creating my own masterpiece under glass. ha. I started with one Primula acaulis:
(or grocery store variety primula), some cool spring doo-dads to dress up the outside of the apothecary jar:
and one "Grow" pick (to dress up the inside of the jar ~ like the primula wasn't enough!):
Combined them all together:
and plopped on the lid:
Pretty sweet, don't you think? At least for now. I wonder how long the Primula will stay looking good under glass?? That's the problem I have with cloches, apothecary jars, terrariums, etc., ~ finding the right plant that can take all that moisture. Maybe I'll just keep it under there until it starts looking stressed then create a completely new assemblage. That's the one good thing about this time of year, there's time to play with little things like this while the garden is still sleeping.