Category: "Flowers and plants"

The Bay Tree - part 2

by brae  

Continuing work on the Bay Tree kit from The Miniature Garden.  I departed from the instructions slightly in this next step.  The kit indicated using florist tape to cover the stem, but I never have luck with that.  Instead, I used Durham's Water Putty… more »

The Bay Tree - part 1

by brae  

I spent a lot of time on the Creatin' Contest this weekend and now it's time for a break from building.  This is the Bay Tree kit from The Miniature Garden.  This is what I have in mind for the Brownstone bay window space on the main floor. Talk about… more »

Heritage chimney ivy and lawn ornaments

by brae  

While I don't want to cover up all the lovely egg carton brickwork of the massive chimney, I do think some ivy is in order.  You know I don't shy away from cutting and shaping individual leaves, but I found something that not only looked realistic but m… more »

Little potted topiaries

by brae  

I love topiaries...and I've made the taller outdoor kind once before.  They have faded since then, in case you're wondering how the cilantro fared.  :D I made a few tabletop topiaries for interior decorating.  This one was my test subject, and I loved… more »

Planting The Tree, part 1

by brae  

Time to tackle the portion of the landscaping surrounding The Tree.  :D I sculpted the circular base to start, making it blend into the surrounding areas.   I cut out the area under the upward-curving root in both the circular base and the initial fo… more »

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