Jean Dixon Sanders has been a painter and graphic designer for 30 years. A graduate of Washington College, where she majored in fine art, She lives in Florida. She contributes several weekly illustrations to The Chestertown Spy. Her blog, Fine Art Daily, can be seen at www.jeandsanders.blogspot.com
March 10, 2011
Miss Morning Glory certainly knows how to brighten the corner where she is. She wandered through her garden just before the Chinese New Year party the other afternoon, picking pink hibiscus, a salmon bougainvillea and a few tiny Golden Rain blossoms and managed to artfully mass them into a spectacular and towering grouping. I caught her part way through the arranging - imagine this with another 5 pink hibiscus dancing on slim sticks of bamboo, and that's what she created. Poof! Of course, she is so prepared for any floral situation that she even had some green florists' Styrofoam® on hand. (Who knew about all these registered trademarks?)
The bougainvillea is bursting out already this year. Take a walk through your back yard and see if you can't find something colorful to bring back inside. And to the Northern contingent of Gentle Readers, crocii don't transfer inside very well, but I bet there are some snowdrops and early daffodils just begging to sit on your desk this morning.