Friday, December 23, 2016

It's the Bloomin' Holidays Again!

Yup, it's winter, and that's when Mammillaria and some mesembs love to bloom. Both have already bloomed this year (Mammillaria all the time, it seems, and Schwantesia in April). They just can't help it! Several orchids just finished blooming, too.

Mammillaria blooms again in winter, now you can see the "crown"!
This winter I've been in my studio making stoneware "fairy doors" and windows for outdoor gardens. They are attached to trees (these will be attached to aspens), in order to invite the Fairy/Faerie Folk to live in the garden. Lovely idea!

Fairy Doors and Windows, glazed stoneware, MRobb, 2016
And of course, to accommodate my ever-growing, ever-pupping garden o' Tillies, I've been making more Tillie Trays, also:
Maya Blue glazed Earthenware Tillie Trays, MRobb, 2016
I wish you all a very happy winter holiday and a creative, lushly growing New Year!


  1. Love the little mammillaria and all of your pretty stoneware. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season and a fantastic 2017. Many thanks for sharing with us through your blog. Bob

  2. Happy New Year to you, too, Bob! Thanks about the stoneware, it's been a good year for ceramics!