I WAS PICKING UP PODS under yellow-flowered Magnolia ‘Elizabeth’ the other day before mowing, and just couldn’t resist faking a jar of “pickles” for this photo. Aren’t they–and nature’s intricate geometry in all pods and cones–fascinating? I’m enjoying the pod-and-water-stuffed jar as the centerpiece on my dining table this week. Not your average midsummer bouquet, but a definite conversation-starter.
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Fantastic! What a mind opener, and done in your typical uncanny manner.
Love it! Brings a HUGE smile to my face. XO
Piclkles for the eyes. I like that.
When I first saw this charming photo, I thought they were antique pinecone Christmas ornaments! That third one from the left looked like it had a little wire loop on it…and I guess I saw what I wanted to see since I collect them. I’d never have guessed they were actually magnolia flower centers! Nature’s patterns repeat everywhere and are infinitely fascinating! Lovely centerpiece idea!
Love it! I used tomato and carrot greens to set off a single red zinnia in a vase this week.
Speaking of cucumbers… Are there any pickle recipes on your site?
Hi- I don’t know if Janeen’s question about pickles was answered — I found a recipe for refrigerator pickles last year on here and they were really great. Had to do some research again to find the recipe for another batch this year.
Thanks, Brad. Glad you like them enough to recommend!