Thursday, January 5, 2017

Hands On With Tovah Martin

Last summer in June 
I had the great good fortune to meet
and workshop with Author, Lecturer 
 and "Plant Wise" Garden Expert,

                                    The Brandt House Ma.

It just so happened that I would be in the area 
where Tovah was the guest speaker for a
 Workshop "The New Terreum" 
with the Greenfield Garden Club
  at the "Brandt House" in Massachusetts

Even though it rained
and drizzled the scenery around
the Brandt House was splendid!

And the Brant House was such a lovely
and accommodating place !

Tovah is delightful, personal, hands on,
 encouraging and very informative!

As we assembled we were
 treated to lovely music!

And  I was also able 
to meet up with my 
friend from Ohio Brian!

After signing many books,

Tovah gave a very inspiring
slide presentation

And she would like to spread
the word, and a desire, that 
everyone needs at least one
little living garden ( or plant)
near them ~ living in their lives!!!

And then after a lovely lunch,

and a look at the plants made 
available from "The Kestrel Shop"
of Northampton Ma.

we headed out to the huge back 
sun porch to begin assembling 
our own personal Terrariums!!! 

We all brought our own 
containers and "The Kestrel"
supplied the plants!  

Everyone had something different! 
All unique and interesting!

Soon we were all busy 
creating our masterpieces!! 

Basic Steps:
3/8 in pebbles/gravel
Charcoal bits
Potting soil (african violet kind)
plants and nature objects

watering can
and any kind of glass container 

We mixed, made pockets and arranged 
then firm, firm ,firmly pressed soil 
around the roots and plants! 
We finished by adding 
twigs, stones and nature things
provided by Tovah!

What great fun we all had!!!

And when we were all finished
we were so pleased because 
we had beautiful living piece 
of art to bring home!! 


Beloved, I wish above all things
that thou mayest prosper
and be in health,
even as thy soul prospereth.
                                     3 John 1:2
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You can read an article 
about the Workshop,
click  here: 
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"Tovah Martin- Terrarium
Expert Comes To Town" 
 (The Common Weeder News Letter)

At home!! 

Now I have a better
understanding of how to
manage the plants  in
my Wardian Case  


Also during this  vacation
I had a nice time 
visiting the Tasha Tudor 
Museum in Vermont!

The theme there was;
Seasons of Beauty:
Tasha's Love of Gardening
and ending with the Workshop
fit perfectly with the 
Garden and Plant joy!!

Seasons of Beauty

Mildred Mouseikin always 
takes great delight  when
she gets a chance to play in
her Wardian Case and Terrariums!!! 

Watch Tovah give
a demonstration on terrariums

Click on this link to watch
Tovah with Martha Stewart!!

Look for these  great reads!!
~Books by Tovah~

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Hope you enjoyed!
May you have a
Blessed New Year!!