How Does Your Garden Grow!
Cherry blossoms float through the air, baby lettuces nestle in the soil and spring’s first blooms beg for a vase. If you’re from the Northeast, you crave lush greenery and joyful flowers of summer’s gardens. We love setting out birdbaths and outdoor furniture, bringing inside breathtaking bouquets of forsythia, crabapple, lilac and quince, and gathering nosegays of daffodils and tulips.
We so loved putting together this Marketplace Special Collection, “How Does Your Garden Grow”. We started by looking at flower imagery, like Cheryl Miller’s appliqued wall hangings of giant red poppies, Lori Austill’s exuberant encaustic paintings of gardens, and even Mary Lynn O’Shea’s jackets and totes sporting stylized tapestries of peonies and lilies. We were fascinated by how Chihiro Makio fabricates twelve silver triangles into a perfect floral sphere – dangling as earrings or pieced together into necklaces.
Thinking about flowers led us to vases and planters. Bring it all inside! Glassblower Danny Polk has magnificent vases perfectly suited for your most lavish floral arrangements. Ceramist Erika Novak has sweet hanging planters and colorful cut-out vases. Have you ever tried your hand at ikebana? It’s easier than it looks, takes very few flowers and Warren Vienneau has one made out of wood that’s simply stunning.
The coming of spring makes us contemplate outdoor spaces. Even if you just have a fire escape! How about a strawberry pot holding a cool trellis by Piper Foreso? Deana Blanchard and Chuck Young’s giant metal flowers and intricate garden gates will keep your outdoors cheerful all year round. We have a frog and lily pad birdbath by Roger DiTarando that makes our backyard birds sing with joy. Daniel Gomes builds portable, comfy teak chairs, perfect to settle into and watch the goldfinches, robins and blue jays splash around.
Find your own springtime in paradise with this Special Collection!