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The Dura Garden: Fun stuff with plastic dishes, wire mesh, scissors & glue!
The Dura Garden

The Dura Garden - Easter at Christ Church Deer Park, Toronto
featured in Canadian Living magazine (April 2010)

"Carol Knowlton-Dority is the creative mind behind the fun and fancy-free plastic flowers that you'll find featured in our April issue. These flowers are a harbinger of spring in my Toronto neighbourhood; when they pop up all around Christ Church Deer Park, I know that the good weather (and chocolate bunny) isn't far off!..."

  • Quote from Canadian Living online article (April 2010) - see article here »
  • See Christ Church Deer Park site here »
  • See a Flickr set of garden photos (at Christ Church Deer Park) here »
  • See some Dura Garden photos on Flickr here »
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Canadian Living April 2010The Dura Garden

Every Easter Sunday Morning,
A concoction of dishware,
Morphs into an unlikely garden…
A drift of daffodils,
A march of tulips,
A crop of crocuses,
A stand of delphinium,
Crowding into a collection of other species, most peculiar.

Truly,
A vision in plastic,
Announcing,
Laughing,
Welcoming the energy in all that proclaims,
The return of Life,
In the spring,
And within us all.

“How To” Instructions: Look, learn, get out your glue gun, watch your fingers. Invite some friends. Plant. Laugh. More "how to" in the Canadian Living crafts onine article here »

Green Note: Some of the flowers are over 15 years old! Just re-glue where necessary. Add a few new ones. It is quantity that counts.

 


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