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24 February 2015 @ 12:04 am
Wedding Ivy  
My family has a tradition that when a girl marries, you get a piece of wedding ivy to carry in your bouquet. The ivy is a cutting of the ivy that my grandmother carried in her bouquet on her wedding day and that is still going strong 65+ years later. I was thrilled to have a piece for my bouquet and carefully brought it home so I could root it and plant it for my own home.

I had been waffling as to what to plant it in when I had a great idea - Some good friends of ours who are essentially who we want to be when we grow up (she's a medical geek, he's an engineer-y geek, they're both Norse Laurels, they have a bunch of very interesting children, and they have been happily married for decades) gave us a beautify Scandinavian pottery cook pot. It's beautiful, it's oven safe, its probably ideal for SCA cooking... but it's breakable and I'm a giant klutz. Events have random rocks and our kitchen floor is tile, so I've been too afraid to actually use it. Then it occurred to me that it would be an amazing planter.

Since there is no drainage hole, I lined the bottom of the pot with stones that we had used as decorations at the ceremony, topped them with some Perelite, and then some potting mix. So now it is sitting in the middle of our kitchen table, all full of tradition, memories and happiness. I am super pleased with the result.

wedding ivy 1wedding ivy 2

Symbols are important and this makes me very happy. :)~
Current Mood: happyhappy
Aaron (Rusty) Lloydrustmon on February 24th, 2015 11:45 pm (UTC)
DameJ: Rumjungledamej on February 26th, 2015 10:53 pm (UTC)
That looks amazing. What a wonderful family tradition.