Thursday, November 10, 2011

The hostess' garden angel by Sultry
The hostess' garden angel,
a photo by Sultry on Flickr.

This morning I went to a friend's garden club to hear a lecture about Ikebana. As one might expect of a garden club member, her yard and plantings were above average when it came to charm.

Nan Mitchell, of the DFW Ikebana International organization was our speaker. She has over 40 years experience with Ikebana and spent 4 years in Tokyo studying.
Mums and holly make a pretty holiday combination.
Chinaberries (which were new to Nan's arranging repertoire), roses and mitsusmata made a dramatic arrangement.
Photinia, Gerberas and Nandina would be easily available to most of us.

The resident cat was outside AND out of sorts because his mistress' husband rescued a profoundly abused dog a week ago. Not only did the little dog need spaying and surgery for removal of a cruel homemade "muzzle," she didn't think much of cats or the repairman who came to the door. She seemed to like women though.

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