Brown and green from the garden Jan 2022

Taste and see that God is good.

Psalm34:8
Wall flower cuttings, Iris foctidissima leaves and brown spheres on delicate stems of what were the yellow centres of bright pink Chrysanthemums.
It has been so mild that I worked a bit in the garden. The wall flowers were looking leggy so I took some cuttings. You can see their bright green leaves in the front of the jug. Wall flower cuttings propagate easily. I have already taken the leaves off the stem part in the jug and will cut the leaves off straight across so the goodness goes to forming roots. The cuttings will go into some potting compost and with a plastic bottle over the top (bottom cut out and lid off) in this way the cuttings will have a mini green house. I will leave them in a frost free light area. They should have some roots by spring.
The jug has the above stamp underneath. The Dudson family founded the British ceramic tableware manufacturers ‘Dudson’ in the 1800’s. Heather and her son Giorgio are directly related to the original family and run The Potters Shed. This emporium has an ever-changing stock of traditional patterns, modern shapes and contemporary items. They also sell individual pieces.
The shiny surface of this jug is not because of a glaze. It has been vitrified which means that the shine is a product of glass development during firing.
The high temperatures make this porcelain/stoneware very strong. This smooth shiny cream white jug was another find for a few pounds in a charity shop.
The Chrysanthemums in November.

A laugh is a smile that bursts.

Mary H. Waldrip

With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.

William Shakespeare

Instead of depending upon the word of someone else, we are to taste for ourselves. As we draw near to Jesus, and rejoice in the fullness of His love, our doubt and darkness will disappear in the light of His presence.

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