Saturday, October 12, 2019

2019 AUTUMN TO WINTER WREATHS

As you view this slideshow of the 2019 Autumn into Winter Wreath Workshop, note the variety and richness in each of these unique wreaths. Wreath-making is a first love at From the Summer's Garden. You can join in the fun too!  We will be making wreaths for the coming Holiday season soon.  
Get full information on our website fromthesummersgarden.com

Saturday, September 14, 2019

JOIN US IN THE NEW LEAF SPHERE STUDIO

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20" Leaf Sphere Studio   $55 per person
SATURDAY, September 21 9:00-12:00 noon and Sunday, September 22  1:00-3:00 pm
The Leaf Sphere Studio is a two-day studio starting on a Saturday morning from 9:00 -12:00 noon and finishing the next day on a Sunday afternoon from 1:00-3:00 pm.  We'll sculpt and build the leaf sphere on Saturday and add finishing touches on Sunday.
The sphere is quite strong when fully cured and can remain outside year-round.  The possibilities for integrating them into your landscape are many, including use as a sculpture, pot trellis, lighting ...even a fountain.
More info and enroll:

AUTMN INTO WINTER WREATH WORKSHOP

PERMANENT AUTUMN INTO WINTER WREATH

Thursday, September 26 7:00-9:30 pm
or Saturday. October 5 9:30-12:00 noon
Make a unique autumn into winter wreath for your door or your mantle. Choose from a selection of permanent botanicals to make your own autumn wreath. Because of this, it can go inside or out and won't make a mess. The inclusion of wintery stems and additional of holiday florals gives you the choice to leave it up for the holidays as well simply by switching out a few key components

$45 per person

Sunday, September 1, 2019

HANDMADE PAPER STUDIO THIS COMING WEEKEND!


The garden is just full of cool nature bits for handmade papkermaking from scented herbs such as lemon balm, basil and mint to stunning muli-colored zinnias. We have one more studio this season. Come join the fun.
HANDMADE PAPER STUDIO $65 PER PERSON
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 9:00-12:00
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 1:00-3:00
The Recycled Handmade Paper Studio provides a hands-on exploration of the craft of hand papermaking using natural elements from the garden and recycled materials. You will learn how to make your own paper with the pouring technique and to make molds for casting paper pulp. Participants take home 4-5 items including sheets of unique papers, cast ornaments, and beautiful molded paper bowls. This studio meets for two sessions on Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon. Materials and equipment provided.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

LIGHTED WELCOME GARLAND WORKSHOP

Now that the days of summer are getting shorter and it starts to get dark earlier, thisd lighted garland is a nice touch to brighten the impending gloom.


LIGHTED WELCOME GARLAND $35
THURSDAY, August 22 7:00-9:30 pm

This simple indoor/outdoor garland will offer a cheery welcome to your home or garden. Select concrete oraments and paint them your way with exterior latex paint. Give them a finish stain and wire them to a garland base strung with twinkling rice lights. A welcome sign provides the central focal point. A nice addition to a garden gate or arched above a doorway or window. Easy, fun and very cool!





MORE INFO AND TO ENROLL:
https://fromthesummersgarden.com/products/lighted-welcome-garland-2

Saturday, August 3, 2019

FUSED GLASS PLATE WORKSHOP


Rita Sherman lead a Fused Glass Plate workshop in July. It was not only fun, but very informative. Here is a short slideshow showing before and after firing of the plates. Glass is amazing stuff! 

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Grocery Store Vegetable Tray Planting Container


When the garden is not producing, I like to pick up those grocery store trays of prepared vegetables. They’re fresh, already cleaned and usually in good condition.  It wasn’t too long before I realized the plastic vac-formed dish in which they are sold, would make a perfect mold for casting in hypertufa.  The sections work well for inter-planting a variety of sedums and other easy to care for plants.  You can even use the plastic bowl that holds the ranch dip for the raised center container. 


What You Need:

Multi-sectioned veggie tray from grocery store and a smaller plastic dip container
Vegetable baking spray or oil
Plastic mixing bucket
Mud gloves
Plastic mixing bucket
Sand topping mix concrete mix or hypertufa

What You Do:
1. Coat outside of vegetable container and plastic dip bowl with vegetable spray or oil.

2.  Mix up a batch of hypertufa or use the sand mix concrete mixed with water to a clay-like consistency.  Remember, if you use sand mix, the containers will be heavier than if cast with hypertufa.

3.  Pat a ¾” thick layer of the casting medium over the entire inside of both containers.  You can form a smooth rounded edge or make an ornamented edge resembling a pie crust edge.


4. Allow to harden overnight and carefully remove the plastic molds, gently smoothing edges with gloved hands. 

5. Cure the containers outside for a week before planting with mixed sedums, thyme, moss rose and ice plant. Fill the center section with soil and place the smaller container on top for greater height in the middle.