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Trivia: The term "Sedum" is taken from the Latin word "sedo" meaning 'to sit'. This probably refers to their generally ground-covering nature and the way they tend 'to sit' on rocks, walls and other seemingly uninviting places. There are about 400 different species of sedum and many cultivars. They vary greatly in height, colour and flower shape, colour and season. They are very easy care tolerating poor soil and dry locations in full sun or light shade.
The real one on the left
The dollhouse miniature plant below,
6 July 2008
These magazines are a great inspiration for me and many times I have wanted to convert these settings into miniature scenes. When dealing with contemporary settings its hard to find miniature furniture in this style, although there are a few artisans that do. So most of these have to be made from scratch. So far, I have only made a few single items but would love to work on a whole scene. I am working on an idea for a greenhouse, that will be a sitting area.
3 July 2008
Experimented with a new flower ~ Anemonies
Anemone (A-ne-mó-ne, from the Gr. Άνεμος, wind), is a genus of about 120 species of flowering plants in the buttercup family Ranunculaceae in the north and south temperate zones.
Mythology: It is said that the goddess Flora was jealous of her husband's attentions towards the nymph Anemone and so transformed her into the wind flower and left her at the mercy of the North Wind.
Medicinal: Used for cramping pains, menstrual problems and emotional distress.
Colour: Vibrant shades of red, purple and pink, with jet black hearts ringed with white. The all-white anemone is rare, it has a yellow-green heart.
Here they are in mixed with pink sweet williams made from a Mary Kinloch kit.
The real flowers
More of my mini flowers can be see at Webshots by mkm311