Tomorrow is February the First — within thirteen days of that time it will be Valentine’s Day — and in honor of the occasion, a number of figurines (pictured here) have come to visit a succulent garden, an indoor garden, which I have atop an armoire in my kitchenette.
Giving my succulents a festive environment is very important to me; after all they bring such joy to my life, as do the 80++ “things” which I grow in my urban (NYC) garden, a garden “housed” on a roof extension.
However, as of this posting, where the zone in which I live is in the sesaon of winter, I’m not spending too much time out there; except to replenish my feeders for Cam (a female cardinal); her male companion; and her “entourage” which consists of blue jays, common grackles, house finches (red as well as brown), mourning doves, tufted titmouses; and a bird who is either a tree swallow or a snowbird.
Therefore, to exercise my green thumb and help fulfill my need to nurture things which grow, providing an ambience for my indoor garden is essential to me and it is something I do for all the holiday seasons as well as for ordinary time.
In fact I wrote a guest blog about setting up an indoor garden and giving it flair, and if you’d like to refer to it please click here for a tab (on TLLG’s Facebook Page) that takes you to my guest blog posts. The one re indoor succulent gardens is the second one in the list so you may need to do a bit of scrolling!
Meanwhile, in terms of the valentine’s figurines pictured here, the first image features most of my guests.
The prisoner of love is off camera in that image, but he can be seen on his own in the last image in this series; however, bear in mind, he is normally quite busy wooing his gal, the lady in the polka dot dress in the lower righthand corner of the first image in this sequence.
Also missing from that first image are Lucifer and his long lost crown princess; they had hopped out of sight during the part of the photo-shoot, you know how frogs can be, and especially Lucifer, who has been featured within my Blogger entries on a number of occasions, including one which you may refer to by clicking here.
Another camera shy visitor, the one delivering a pizza (standing atop my pencil cactus in the upper right hand corner of the first image), finally agreed to a closer shot — if he could stand behind the clown as he is doing in the fifth image of this series.
The rest of the folks, Cupid, the skinny legged kids, the Queen of Hearts, the-was-my-face-red diva, and the clown all join me in wishing you a Happy February; and I encourage you to start thinking about sending a card to those near and even not so dear to you you in honor of the occasion!
I wil be creating a few cards for this “event,” and, as always, they will be cards that go beyond communcation; and you will be abe to find them within my ETSY shop, so please stay tuned!
Before I sign off, I want to thank Nancy and Steve for their unending inspiration in my decorating endeavors!