Monday, September 14, 2009
Autumn Joy For Winter's Delight
Sedum Autumn Joy has been placed in the garden. It is hardy with Fall flowers and a Winter display of the spent seed heads. Why it has taken us this long to obtain this plant is an unanswerable question. The reason that we have it now is a special use of the dried seed heads. These can be used to make miniature trees.
Making these trees is simplicity itself. The dried seed heads are trimmed to size and cleaned of leaves. The right most sprig is still holding a leaf. A dip in thinned white glue is followed by a sprinkling of ground foam and then allowed to dry.
Besides gardening, Ed's other interest is the New York, Ontario and Western Railroad. Its New Berlin branch ran across the river in sight of our home. An HO model of parts of this railroad is under construction in our basement. The train pictured is coming off of the Sidney Center bridge moving milk to New York City. Many more sedum trees are needed. Our new garden plants will supply the material for the trees. So much for the garden's Winter display of spent seed heads. Yes, that is a dry stone wall in the foreground. Our wild stone must be broken to provide pieces this small.