Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Little Dishes and Columbine

I've been having fun painting these little dishes that are about 4 to 5 inches across.  Originally they were supposed to be kitty dishes, but they also work very nicely as small dessert bowls.  

I glazed them so long ago that I can't remember if the base glaze is Linda Arbuckle or Spectrum.  I should be able to tell after firing them.



Now that the columbine is blooming the hummingbirds are happy!  The three below are all plants that self seeded.  It's always interesting to see what will happen.

I just look for the seedlings when the are tiny and transplant them all to a planter where I can keep  an eye on them to be sure they don't bake in the sun and get enough water.  I usually try to get the plants into the ground in late summer, although they seem to survive quite well in the planter.


The one below is supposed to be very hardy.  It grows as far north as parts of Canada.  I bought this one a few days ago.  The last one did not make it through our very harsh winter of '14/'15, probably because it got flooded, then froze.  This one is going in a different spot!


It's a coolish, drizzly sort of day today.  It's supposed to be sunny and 80F tomorrow!

Enjoy the day, and as alway, thanks for stopping by..............*s*

10 comments:

  1. oh your bowls are wonderful, the cat looks like he is smiling. and it has been so long since I've seen columbines. your's are lovely. it the purple one a double columbine ? we had them when we lived in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, those and lupines.

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    1. Hi Linda....Thanks. I think columbine needs a dormant spell to do really well!

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  2. Dearest Suzi,
    Very cute bowls and intricate painting done on that scale!
    Love your Columbine flowers, it is so lovely when we see the blooms in the spring. Can't believe that May is almost coming to an end... Life goes way too fast!
    Sending you hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Hi Mariette....Thanks. It's finally feeling like May...now that it is almost over!

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  3. Wonderful bowls (as I said over on FB) and lovely columbine. I never have been able to get it to survive!

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    1. Hi Barb.......Thanks. As I said above I think it needs a dormant period to do well.

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  4. Those area sweet little bowls. I have a weak spot for small bowls and cups.
    We had some columbine at the log cabin, it didn't do too well. It might have been too shady for it.

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    1. Hi Michele.....Thanks. I enjoy them, but I often find that people don't know what to use them for. The idea of a small bowl of ice cream appears to be unknown!

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    1. Hi Gary.....So far; so good! Thanks!

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