Favourite forms in the garden

As autumn’s mists descend and the sun grows weaker, the garden fills with skeletal forms. Blooms gone, new structures are revealed. Papery cowslip heads provide a welcome retreat for Nab End’s harlequin ladybirds.

But it is the hellebore’s elfin hats, the foxglove’s bells, the rustling heads of columbine, and the lily’s russet casings that appeal to me, as inspiration for silver vessels and jewellery I hope one day to make.

The seeds from this assortment of heads, pods and cases can be collected and, if stored carefully in dry conditions, saved and planted.

But left alone they promise fresh surprises in the spring.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s