Thursday

Mini Garden Gnomes

Too cute not to post...  Gnome Earrings from Lonestarbeadery

Cute cute cute. Miniature Garden Gnomes with a shovel and Swarovski glass crystals on secure steel lever back ear hooks. 1.5" inches (40mm) long, 3D all the way around, available also in red and blue. $16 - Gift wrapped.





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Monday

Broken Bones Tree Midnight Horror

Oroxylum indicum is a rare tree commonly called Tree of Damocles found in tropical countries, such as India, Japan, China, Sri Lanka, Malaysia. It is a small or medium sized deciduous tree up to 40 Ft in it’s natural habitat. If grown in pots, it can be expected to be much smaller.

The leaves are very large, 5 ft long.
The large leaf stalks wither and fall off the tree and collect near the base of the trunk, appearing to look like a pile of broken limb bones. The flowers are reddish purple outside and pale, pinkish-yellow within, numerous, in large erect racemes. The flowers bloom at night and emit a strong, stinky odor which attracts bats.


The name Midnight Horror is due to its lengthy seed pods which range from 1.3 - 4ft. Hanging off the tree in clusters, when dry they rattle in the wind like a clattering skeleton...
It has been used traditionally for a wide diversity of ailments such as cancer, diarrhea, fever, ulcer, jaundice and arthritis.

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