I have severely neglected this poor little blog.
I just didn’t have to energy or motivation to document my garden this year. I did have a decent crop of tomatoes. I made tomato soup with the ones we didn’t have fresh. I even managed to save seed from 4 of the varieties. But I didn’t take any photos. I grew 5 or 6 Zucchini plants and ate every single one. Well, that is a lie, I made soup that is in the freezer with some, and I have one that I need to get the seeds out of.
My freakin’ Clematis even bloomed a bit! and My hollyhocks that I grew from seed a few years ago, bloomed and were incredible! The Delphiniums bounced back and even bloomed too.
The Lavateria, Sweet Williams, and Carnations that I grew in memory of my grandparents were also amazing. The icing on the flower cake was my ‘Iceberg’ Rose.
But I mostly just spent all my energy making things. Especially buttons (Thus the title of this post). Like hundreds of them. All from beautiful, unique and local wood. It is amazing the beauty inside the tree. Why buy plastic generic buttons made in China, when you can get something one of a kind and made by a local artist.
I make more than just buttons, but they are the best seller. Check out the etsy shop I have with my friend: Iceberg Empire