There is a cute little park
in a neighborhood
near our condo in Atlanta.
It has three beautiful Eucalyptus trees.
We dropped by there a few weeks ago,
and I was lucky to find a
couple of branches laying on the ground.
(Apparently it had recently been pruned,
and these branches didn't make it into the clean-up bag.)
So, I did a bit of tidying up myself,
and brought those branches home with me!
Before I bought a Eucalyptus tree of my own,
I wanted to see how the one and only
species that grows here in northeast GA
would respond to eco dyeing.
I used a piece of silk upon which I had already eco-dyed
a Texas Star Hibiscus,
which is the lavender-blue flower you see above.
The bits of orangey-red are the Euca.
I'm so thrilled that it actually worked!
here is a more detailed shot of the leaves:
and of course, there's a bit of the Texas Star
and one more shot before I go:
I'm not sure what the other dark brown spots are -
don't recall if they were already there or not,
but you can definitely see the Euca leaves in this shot.
We did purchase a Cotinus last Fall,
and have babied it all winter,
watering it weekly if we had no rain.
I'm thrilled to see little red 'budlets'
appearing on its branches!
So, now I will plant a Euca,
when I find the right, protected spot
in my garden.
thanks for stopping by
have a happy weekend