Tuesday, August 3, 2021

(Missed It!) Majolica Monday 6

Monday went out the window; not sure why.

Here are a bunch of fail pots that I have repurposed to hold petunia seedlings.  The pots are okay, mostly glaze flaws.

I save petunia seed from year to year and also spread seed in outdoor planters to over winter outdoors.  I stick the saved seed in the refrigerator for a while.  The freezer would probably work well too.  There are a lot of pinks but other variants too.  I do it strictly for my own pleasure. It's a spring-summer thing.

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Sunday, August 1, 2021

August 1, 2021

Hares and Rabbits

 Wishing all a bountiful Lugnasadh/ Lammas.

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Monday, July 26, 2021

Majolica Monday 5

Five Merry Mermaids

 I am having a lot of fun with these pots.

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Saturday, July 24, 2021

More Day Lilies

More day lilies are blooming every day.  I may actually divide some of these clumps this year.

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Monday, July 19, 2021

Majolica Monday 4

Here's another purchased pot ready for the kiln.
 I just have to wax the designs. I wax when I might be moving the pot around because the stain smears so easily.

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Saturday, July 17, 2021


Mariette's posting of her lush hydrangeas inspired me to post mine. Proge gave me this for my birthday several years ago. It limped along, always blooming but never like the bushes my sister grew.  This year with out very wet late winter and spring it took off.  I do fertilize it with a good fert for acid loving plants. Didn't the first year after planting and the few blooms were a very muddy pinkish-lavender.

The day lily is one of my favorites. I bought it as a small plant, kept it in a pot for too many years.  It's now doing very nicely indeed.

And finally the flamingos the pushy flock they are had to get into the act!

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Monday, July 12, 2021

Majolica Monday 3

This came to light when I removed the pots of bamboo I over wintered.  A very old decorative tile I did many, many years ago.  It's one of the first story tiles I made.  It's about 13x13 inches.

 I think it's probably Linda Arbuckle's majolica white with Mason stains. Fired around ^05-^04.  These are guesses as I think I made it back in the 1990's.

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