I was wondering what to write about this week? There is so much going on in the garden. I decide to prune my pear tree first, maybe I will come up with an idea. After all, besides writing, a lot of ‘real’ work has to be done as well.
|May. Pear tree in full bloom.|
This year there are a lot of waterspouts at my pear tree. Waterspouts are branches, which grow straight up. I have to remove them, because they take a lot of energy from the tree.
|Watersprouts, Rabbits hay and a plastic container with flower bulbs|
Once the pruning was done I picked up the bundle of waterspouts to put them in the trash bin. As I passed by some old potato baskets, I said to myself what a beautiful branches, cannot I use these for another purpose?
|Old potato baskets.|
I stopped and tried to bend the branches around the edges of the potato baskets. That did not work out to well. Anything else? I inserted a branch in the holes at either side of the potato basket, forming a round shape. I liked this shape. It gives body to the baskets in which soon the Crown imperial (Fritillaria imperialis) will be blooming.
|Ready. It looks nice.|
To cover up the nasty looking black edges of the plastic container I needed rabbits hay. Quickly I went on my bike to the local supermarket in order to get some of this hay. Whilst biking, I noticed to my surprise that I am still wearing my dirty gardening gloves. Obviously I'm in my flow!
Back at home I filled up the edges with the rabbits hay and inserted all the branches into the baskets. Looking at the result I am quite satisfied. It looks nice.
|Front door with the old potato baskets and branches.|
A tip for those of you who want to recreate this: do not do this craft project at the entrance of your house. Otherwise you will have to sweep straw out of your house all week. Just like I had to do!