Another hopeful thing with feathers!

Posted: October 27, 2012 by Mo Crow in magic
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here’s the latest hopeful thing with feathers about to be mailed off to the always inspiring Michelle in New York City after she sent me this beautifully indigo dyed lace that fits like a glove
it matches the colour of the Yesterday Today and Tomorrow (aka Brunfelsia bonodora) perfectly & for the garden lover’s out there that’s an apricot Brugmansia in full flower overhead that has the most heavenly perfume at night. It was just a cutting 4 years ago when we moved in and is well over 3 metres high and wide now!

  1. deanna7trees says:

    you look lovely in lace. gorgeous colors in that feather.

  2. dinahmow says:

    Yes, I did note the size of your brugmansia…and wept. I bought one a few years ago, but it gave up the unequal struggle.But now that we’ve removed some BIG trees I am going to try again. In the meantime,I’m having fun with crotons.

    • Mo Crow says:

      Brugmansias love water and they need a fair bit of sun, you are up in far north Queenland, they should do well you certainly get enough water, a few species like that fabulous red & yellow one are for cooler climates and don’t cope with Sydney’s hot summers but most of them are tough as nails so good luck now that you have more sun! Crotons don’t do well here in Sydney it just takes one cold night of below 7 degrees and they’re cactus… you would grow Heliconias and those fabulous tropical gingers as well?

      • dinahmow says:

        Yes,we do have some lovely things here. In fact, on my current blog post I have a couple of pictures .A dwarf heliconia, somewhat scorched from our hot dry winds of late, but picking up after last night’s rain. Daily vigilance required to tweak the seedling terminalias after the cockatoos drop the nuts!

  3. Like I already told you–you are a really pretty sight!

  4. Robyn says:

    Lovely to see you Mo and oh the indigo dyed lace is glorious! Looking at the Moon Flowers and missing the night scents. We had them directly under our bedroom windows in the old house and found great comfort in the scent on sleepless nights. Brugmansia …. perhaps the nursery down the road will know what I’m talking about now that I know the name. The hopeful thing with feathers looks wonderfully mystical!

    • Mo Crow says:

      Brugmansia suaveolens aka Angel’s trumpets are wonderful plants very tough but like a lot of water, the most common are white, apricot and there is a very striking double white that doesn’t get as big. They are poisonous and so have to be careful with children and pets.

      • Carol says:

        Mo, you look magnificent in that indigo lace! How wonderful. Your hopeful thing with feathers is lovely. I’m inspired that you grew you Angel’s Trumpet from a cutting. I wonder if I could grow one on the Central Coast?

  5. contemporaryembroidery says:

    oh yes….gorgeous lace you lucky thing!

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