THIS WEEK I had great fun producing an “autumn scene” for the window in my upstairs bath. I even photographed the garden (above; click to enlarge), and shared it on Facebook. There, some readers felt the window looked cheerful “as is,” while others thought the middle shelf required two more plants. Would you like to see my happy compromise, along with some close-up shots of this brightly-colored, easy-to-make garden?
I desperately searched for two crystal figurines to flank the yellow rose on the middle shelf. The problem? I don’t own any crystal figurines. I settled on a pair of sterling silver candlesticks instead. These provide a sense of symmetry, and the candles — when lit after dark — cast a romantic glow over the entire garden.
And that’s one great aspect of an indoor landscape: you can easily move pots around, and even add features like candlesticks or other bric-a-brac until your horticultural portrait seems “just right.” After all, a window garden should not only be fun to make, but a daily pleasure to behold!
Now, about those closeups I promised:
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