Our house backs on to an intermittent creek, pictured below, that at the moment is just a series of small pools and muddy bogs.
This week has continued to be sunny, hot and dry. Because of the weather I decided to set my students the exercise of 'an arrangement of summer grasses in a basket'. I collected seven different grasses from the creek. Below is a native grass with a tight seed head and behind it fennel that has escaped from a nearby garden.
Here is some dock growing among bullrushes (called cattail in some countries), which are shown in the following photo.
This photo shows sedge and in the lower part of the photo the green seed head of Down's nut grass.
Lastly the wiry bracken fern.
I have arranged the above photos in the sequence of their use from top to bottom in the naturalistic basket arrangement below.
Greetings from Christopher
8th February 2014