This garden started because I fell in love with Ascension's series of Little Old Elves vignettes. I know Ascension enjoys my rusty miniatures so I offered a swap with her. I told her I would build her something rusty in exchange for one of her little old man reading a book. That was in October last year.
It took me 2 months to think of what to make her and I eventually only finished it on Christmas morning. It was a rusty garden with fantasy flowers (Red Blisters, Blue Measles and Yellow Mucus) for her witch Hagatha. I adore Hagatha like I do Ascension and once I decided it was for her, everything happened quite fast and I finished the garden in 2 days.
All the plants and the planter boxes are plastic, even the magic onions or Voodoo Crybabies. They are so named because a bite of the tiniest bulb makes you cry non-stop. Witches have described the experience as akin to watching the best sad movies.
This plant is the Green Toads' Tongues and no witches' brew worth its salt can do without it.
Sapling Mickey's Ears being cultivated, another essential ingredient in any potent potion.
A close-up shot of the saplings. By the way, they are very good for raising hypertension, blood pressure and cholesterol too.
Last but not least, the Rotting Virgins. We will have to check with Hagatha what they are for. Deflowering something maybe?
I used a metal table and painted it blue. I also coloured the pail to match the table. Both are rusted with brown, black and sienna acrylics.
All the other planters are painted different shades of blue including the suitcase. The one in this picture is a plastic pill box with 3 compartments. It is sitting on a rock made with paper.
This is a worm house. It's painted metal. The worms are not only good for the soil but they are also good meat substitute in a soup.
That's it, I guess.
A simple rusty garden that I hope is wicked enough for a worthy witch like Hagatha.