Silk Tassels from buds to flowers in 26 days

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.

Proverbs 3 : 5-6
Two branches of silk tassels.
I kept a branch from the blog “Silk Tassels and laurel” 9 Dec. 2021. It is in a milk bottle towards the back. It kept really well in a few inches of water and in a cool place. The bottle in front has the small branch picked 5 Jan 2021.
The milk bottles are the property of Dairy Crest (70p for a bottle of milk). I need to return them at some time.πŸ™‚ I have weighted them down with beach pebbles as the twigs would otherwise topple them.
The flowers
are heavy with pollen which is blown by the wind. The full name for this plant Garrya elliptica is named after Nicholas Garry who helped to organize the North American expeditions for British plant hunters in the 19th century. Elliptica refers to the wavy-edged, evergreen leaves. It is an American West Coast native and is elegant, in an Edwardian kind of way. Vita Sackville – West included it in her planting of a north-facing wall with Morello cherry and winter – flowering jasmine.
I like this grouping with the bottles equally full and the light catching the rounded sides of the glass. The sun is now lower in the sky.

The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.

Thich Nhat Hanh

7 thoughts on “Silk Tassels from buds to flowers in 26 days

  1. Very interesting Sandy! Thank you for showing me things I would otherwise miss Love your blog ❀️

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  2. Those hanging flowers πŸ₯°. What an amazing arrangement. Love your bits of history. One of my favourite verses too.

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