Foliage Follow-up Day, February 2015 – A sneak peak of good things to come, and a homage to Marty Feldman.

Behind in my blogging as usual – today my only FF-U Day offering consists of one shot from my far-too-early spring garden, and one recent fun acquisition.

The emerging leaves of Podophyllum pleianthum always excite me - even if they are much too early.

The emerging leaves of Podophyllum pleianthum always excite me – even if they are much too early.

It will eventually have these large, wonderful umbrella-like leaves...

It will eventually have these large, wonderful umbrella-like leaves…

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.... and underneath the umbrellas dwell these wonderful little red flowers. Something to look forward to, indeed!

…. and underneath the umbrellas dwell these wonderful little red flowers. Something to look forward to, indeed!

My second feature this February is more about the container than the contained. My son’s school had an open house last week. As I strolled through the Art department, my eyes fell on this:

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Which in turn made me think of Igor in Young Frankenstein. I just had to have it! The next day, I planted a Haworthia in it. Punk rock Marty makes me smile every day! Click over to Pam at Digging for more.

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About annamadeit

I was born and raised in Sweden, By now, I have lived almost as long in the United States. The path I’ve taken has been long and varied, and has given me a philosophical approach to life. I may joke that I’m a sybarite, but the truth is, I find joy and luxury in life’s simple things as well. My outlook on life has roots in a culture rich in history and tradition, and I care a great deal about environmental stewardship. Aesthetically, while drawn to the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia, I also have a deep appreciation for the raw, the weathered, and the worn - materials that tell a story. To me, contrast, counterpoint, and diversity are what makes life interesting and engaging. Color has always informed everything I do. I’m a functional tetrachromat, and a hopeless plantoholic. I was originally trained as an architect working mostly on interiors, but soon ventured outside - into garden design. It’s that contrast thing again… An interior adrift from its exterior, is like a yin without a yang. My firm conviction that everything is connected gets me in trouble time and time again. The world is a big place, and full of marvelous distractions, and offers plentiful opportunities for inquiry and exploration. I started writing to quell my constant queries, explore my discoveries, and nurture my curiosity. The Creative Flux was started in 2010, and became a catch-all for all kinds of intersecting interests. The start of Flutter & Hum at the end of 2013 marks my descent into plant nerd revelry. I occasionally contribute to other blogs, but those two are my main ones. For sure, topics are all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blogs!
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10 Responses to Foliage Follow-up Day, February 2015 – A sneak peak of good things to come, and a homage to Marty Feldman.

  1. Pam/Digging says:

    Love the Igor pot! And your foliage pics show the promise of good things to come. Thanks for joining in!

  2. rickii says:

    Perfect plant/pot combo: I’m smiling too…thanks for that.

  3. Pauline says:

    The foliage of your Podophyllum is fantastic with the sun shining through. Love the pot!

  4. Alison says:

    That’s such a fun little planter. My Podophyllum is poking its little green nose up out of the soil too.

    • annamadeit says:

      Isn’t it, though? I wish I knew which kid made it, so I could show him or her what I did with it… I like how you said “its little green nose” – made me smile! 🙂

  5. Kris P says:

    Wonderful pot-succulent combination! I’m sure the young artist was pleased to find his work snagged a customer too.

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