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Rhode Island Flower Show Preparations Continue February 9, 2009
Samantha cuts some wood
This week we began building our "sculptures" for the Rhode Island Flower Show. The snow has melted just enough to allow us to gather the necessary twigs and vines that we need. We've also been stripping the bark off our firewood and even went to a friend's house to get their bark (they definitely think we are weird). I'd rather be burning the bark in our wood stove, but we came up with an idea to use it in the show instead of warming our house. Oh how we suffer for our art!
Samantha weaves some twigsThe sculptures have been fun to build and we are excited to see them in the display. You'll be surprised by how much you can do by just gathering materials from the woods. The stonework is also going well. We have found our keystone (the most important part) and feel confident that we can put it back together at the show. It looks like we've slowed down the blooming of the witchhazel, the fothergilla buds are swelling but I'm not holding out hope that they will pop, and the pussy willow is opening a bit everyday.
We start our official set up on the 15th. We'll be working very long hours and drinking lots of coffee from White Electric in Providence. Set-up ends on 18th. Here's to hoping that we can finish on time!