Sunday, March 3, 2013

Springing Spring

All through the long winter, I dream of my garden. On the first day of spring, I dig my fingers deep into the soft earth. I can feel its energy, and my spirits soar.
--Helen Hayes

How'd you like that little taste of spring we've had this week, friends?  Didn't it whet your appetite for longer (and warmer) days ahead?  Of course it did, and we're no exception!  We're both very happy that Daylight Savings starts next Sunday, March 10 - so happy, that we turned the store into a Springtime Fantasy!  Weaving in flowers that herald the start of the season, mixing in some cute bunnies and chicks, and finally, adding some fabulous terrariums filled with all types of cool looking succulents, has turned WFS into a wonderland of color, scent, and texture!

Tillandsia Plants
Altadena photographer and artist Molly Tierney, has been busy transforming reclaimed barn wood into handsome hanging or sitting platforms for air plants, or Tillandsia, a member of the Bromiliad family and distantly related to pineapples.  We've been talking with her for just about a year now about bringing in some of her garden designs - now, you can finally see what she's created!  She's also crafted cunning little plants in sea urchin shells, if you don't want to commit to a wall hanging, and very cool looking little wood holders for the air plants.  We've also been busy planting up those great recycled glass terrariums from Roost, a little company up in Northern California.  Cute hens and chicks, the common name for the succulent sempervivum family, and so appropriate for this time of year, are arranged neatly inside - take a look at the largest terrarium....

We have smaller succulent gardens, too, in some very pretty small apothecary jars, even in a vintage 70s green pressed glass chalice!  You'll never know what you'll find here at WFS, but you can be assured that you'll always find something interesting!

In other news this week, our friends at Mother Moo Creamery (Sierra Madre) have announced that they're making the most excellent date shakes this side of the oasis!  See this post on Michael Copess' blog, East Of Allen for further delicious information!

Finally, don't forget to save the date of March 30, for the launch of Authors Tour USA!  This will be a wonderful event, with 5 different authors, tons of information, good food and friends - do make plans to join us, won't you?

Enjoy your week, friends, and we'll talk again next week!

Lori and Scott


Rose - The Center of My Self said...

Yay! Daylight Saving Time this Sunday! Such happy colors in your display; the terrariums are very cool, too. Happy Spring, Websters!

Lori Webster said...

I know you'll be loving the longer days, Rose! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Ann Erdman said...

Helen Hayes was one smart cookie. . .and gardener!

Lori Webster said...

So nice to see you, Ann! That's one of my favorite quotes, and she was a talented lady!