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Monday, 29 February 2016

Two Days' Work and More to Go

Two days' worth of making berries for my St. Johnswort plant! And another day to go. I think I can get perhaps another 24 berries out of the bits of wire left over, and it looks like I have enough of the tiny tissue flowers for the sepals.

Then I get to tease out strands of silk sewing thread to make the stamens for the flowers. I think my Tudor apothecary garden will only get one of these plants....

The colours vary, because that makes the berries more realistic. And I used an American penny because Canada no longer uses pennies; the copper was worth more than the coin's face value, and people were literally just dropping the pennies on the ground.

I just hope that the tissue paper won't fade over time; I do not want to replace all the sepals and leaves.


  1. Wow - what a lot of work! As usual though, they look fantastic! I can hardly wait to see the finished product. - Marilyn D., Oromocto, NB

  2. Se ven deliciosas y perfectas!!

  3. The long hours and careful work are paying off...they look perfectly lovely! The finished plant will be exceptional if these pieces are any indication!

  4. Thank you all for your kind comments! I am currently forming the last (probably) batch of berries, so I can "build" the plant....