Rare Medium, Well Done


The Weekly Photo Challenge theme of Rare has provided the perfect opportunity for me to post pictures I would, in any case, have featured today:

'C'mon!' you say, 'though it is fair, I wouldn't call that garden rare!'

‘C’mon!’ you say. ‘Though it is fair,
I wouldn’t call that garden rare!’

Oh, OK then, so let us try The same without me adding sky!

Oh, OK then, so let us try
The same without me adding sky!

Another angle let us view: Does it now look more rare to you?

Another angle let us view:
Does it now look more rare to you?

I now reveal the news that shocks: This is a garden in a box!

I now reveal the news that shocks:
This is a garden in a box!

This garden-on-a-table is an exhibit at the Durban and Coast Horticultural Society, to illustrate the importance of design, at Durban’s annual Sustainable Living Exhibition.  (The ‘accidental’ substitution of an ‘o’ for one ‘i’ there would have given rise to much interest, no doubt!)  :)  The show runs from today (Friday) to Sunday. 

I made the wooden frame and prepared the metal container — an old drip-tray for a geyser — while the rest was done by Much Better Half and her sister.  All the plant material is real and growing, and the central ‘paving tiles’ were cut out of egg-boxes.  This is the Garden Judges’ subsection’s contribution to the DCHS stand.  There are numerous other things going on there.

© August 2016 Colonialist (WordPress)

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24 Responses to Rare Medium, Well Done

  1. adeeyoyo says:

    Beautiful – I was fooled to the end!

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  3. Weet nie van jou frame nie, maar jy het ons ge-frame om iets anders te dink. Terloops het jy al gehoor van die stoomtrein bo-op Tafelberg (my rare contribution) en gaan lyk bietjie na die 2 fotos op hierdie post: https://abriejoubert.wordpress.com/2013/05/01/n-katedraal-vir-die-ego/

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  4. I’m gob-smacked! This is so brilliant. Love it. Well done to the creative artists.🙂

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  5. Dis beslis besonders

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  6. Zirkie says:

    WOW! This is soooo cute!

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  7. nrhatch says:

    Perfect spot for a tea party!

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  8. Stephanie Haahjem says:

    Wow-how lovely!

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  10. I’d love to see this. When I was in 5th grade and we lived in colonial Williamsburg, VA there was a little shop with “imported goods”. There were these little garden lawns and assorted flowers you could buy and put in flowerbed pieces and create gardens like this one with minature pebbles and ponds. I would save money from chores and run down there to buy piece by piece.
    I could have used paint, cardboard, and homemade stuff, but these little garden things were like elegant fairy land components. I still have most of that set.
    What a lovely event.

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  11. Dis absoluut pragtig! Aanvanklik het ek gedink dis jou binnehof. Julle is regtig kreatief.

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