As I was admiring and enjoying my blogging friends’ Monday vases this morning, I suddenly realized I could share my Thanksgiving centerpiece. Not technically a vase, not technically blooms…but sort of, kind of, stretching the limits…in the ballpark.
This type of project is what you resort to after 15 years of writing for the newspaper and are desperate to produce another weekly column that’s worth reading. It’s the end of autumn, the most difficult time of year for a garden writer; you’ve already done the “leaf mold” thing, the “late bloomers” thing, and the “put the garden to bed” thing. There is nothing new, especially when nearly everything in the garden is dead from drought, unless you pen a tell-all, “Confessions of a Plant Killer.” Your head is empty of any and all clever ideas. Then, you discover an amazing photo on the internet and think, “I can do that!”
So, $287 and 4 hot glue-burned fingers later, you have this! Yes, it’s fabulous. Yes, the column is put to bed for another week. Yes, it’s a blessing in itself that the Thanksgiving centerpiece is done with time to spare.
Now, the only question is this…
What color can I paint this pumpkin on November 25th so the arrangement works for Christmas too?
As you ponder, take time to visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, to see what other vase makers are up to this week.