It's been a little while since Maryland has gotten so much snow. We had a blizzard over the weekend (at least according to Maryland's definition), and things are slowly returning back to normal since the storm. But it turns out that when you are stuck at home over a weekend, you can accomplish quite a lot. I put my cabin fever fueled energy to good use and got busy making flowers for the upcoming miniature shows I'll be attending.
I managed to finish a clematis vine, a bougainvillea vine, hydrangeas, roses, sweet peas and in honor of the snow, snowdrops.
I'll post more pictures in the next few days. You can make some of them out in the left picture.
So, I originally had planned to post this right after New Year, but before I knew it we were halfway through January. I intend to be more active on my blog this year. Since I love garden history I thought I would try something a little different and talk a little bit about the history behind some of the flowers I make. The plan is to feature a little background information on a particular flower I've recently completed. The first one will go up next week. Stay tuned!
In other news, 2016 is the big year! In September I will be starting my grad program. It's very exciting, but there's a ton to be done, and because of the type of visa I'll be on while I'm there I won't be able to sell my plants at shows or online. Major bummer! In light of that I am attempting to participate in as many shows as possible. You can view an updated schedule of shows under the "Shows" tab at the top of the page.
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you come back. I'd love to hear ideas for mini plants and any that you'd particularly like to be featured in a blog entry.
Happy (belated) New Year!
Hello! I'm Alex. I have been making all kinds of miniatures for about 5 years now. Recently I've moved from making dollhouses, to making flowers and plants to go inside and around them. When I'm not working I'm either making minis or playing with my two pups, Molly and Gav.
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