Thursday, November 1, 2018

Auricula Theatre: Small Scale

Gardening?  Which sort are you?  Me?  Fun, little care, gorgeous, you-must-come-to-lunch-in-my-conservatory, fragrant, a proscenium for life, of the ages perfections, etc.  Demand much?  No?  You should. 
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Primula Auricula Theatre, below.

Auricula Theatre. Hand embroidered silk raised work by Janet Haigh #gardentheatre
Pic, above, here.
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Working in a nursery, decades ago, I had the privilege of ordering plants, and unloading the 18-wheeler trucks they arrived in.  Primula Auricula were some of those plants. Hard work?  Understatement.  Great joy in the work?  Understatement.   

 Auricula Theatre
Pic, above, here.
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Discovering Auricula Theatre recently had me in a swoon & pout.  Why hadn't I known about Auricula Theatre sooner?  In addition to 100's of Auriculas I had a dozen plus display scapes.  Could have done several over-the-top Auricula Theatre's.  Photos submitted to all the big & local papers, of course.

 Potted Auriculas in a Sun Porch
Pic, above, here.
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Perhaps just a tray for Auricula Theatre, above, or cupcake stand, below.

Sarah Raven's #pot stand for #auriculas or whatever plants you want. Tried and tested by The English Garden magazine.  www.theenglishgarden.co.uk #garden
Pic, above, here.
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Mixed Auriculas, below, more than pretty, they make a statement about the state of nurseries now, vs. 'my era', decades ago.  Purchasing a nice mix of Auriculas, below, to pot-up, rather difficult in the sourcing department now.  My era?  Family owned independent garden centers were plentiful across USA with myriad specialty plants readily/easily available.  2008 broke that business model.   

 primula auricula
Pic, above, here.
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 Garden Mason Jar Labels  //  The Graphics Fairy
Pic, above, here.
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Another demand I make from my garden?  Being the gardener, above, some spring soon, with 10-15 little pots of mixed Auriculas grown from seed. 

Garden & Be Well,     XO Tara
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Truth?  I have an unmatched pair of old wall clocks in the attic, innards long gone, both a prime theatre for a single plant,  Primula Auricula Theatre.  A sense of the ridiculous?  Yes, another demand for my garden.   

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