Last October I collected autumn leaves in Plänterwald and mounted them at home. Now one lear later I wanted to return the leaves to the same forest to be digested back into the planet naturally. I brewed an oolong tea to celebrate the occasion.
Happy Mothers Day! Spelled with used, dried tea leaves. A mix of Chinese Black teas mostly from Yunnan, which are especially gold.
Also see “mom” spelled in ice.
An Exhibition with Your Houseplants (Opening Saturday 22 April, 2017, 6pm)
What if my houseplants were lonely?
Could my houseplants benefit from “meeting” your houseplants?
How can I meet other people who enjoy houseplants?
You are invited to bring one or more of your houseplants to the gallery VonLbisG, Kreuzberg (Lausitzer Str. 10).
To create a natural collection, an exhibition just this one weekend.
For us all to enjoy a space populated by so many different houseplants from our friends and neighbors in the city.
All people and houseplants are welcome
Small to Large, Modest to Flamboyant
Hanging plants too!
Saturday 22 April
Starting at 13.00 through the whole day
You can place your plants on a table or on the floor
(or just bring the vernissage…)
Saturday 22 April
Starting at 18.00
Drinks and snacks to be served!
(come even if you don’t have a plant with you)
at the end of the Vernissage
or Sunday 23 April
starting at 15.00
or Monday evening
I was very happy to experience this point of Spring. The ground is blooming but many large trees are just starting to bud. Sunlight illuminates the bare branches and we see just how complicated and vast their networks are. For now we can still see through them, but in a few weeks they will be filled with blossoms and then leaves.
First, a variety of autumn leaves collected from Plänterwald. Preserved in layers of heavy canvas to help keep shape, but without crushing them.
Second, fronds from my balcony fern. I managed to save just a few before turning completely brown.
Tea in Plänterwald, a forest in Berlin, with two good friends. I brewed a Chinese Yunnan (black) tea. The color of the brew complimented the surrounding colors. The tea cooled quickly allowing us to sip and easily enjoy a malty flavor, mixed with the aroma of a recently rained autumn forest.