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Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

Blenko Glass is a West Virginia treasure that spans generations. Nothing symbolizes the state of West Virginia better or more beautifully than Blenko Glass. We will discuss current and former craftsmen and designers and how important it is that Blenko and West Virginia glass be appreciated and valued by the younger generation.

Friday, May 21, 2010

How Does Your Garden Grow?

The Master Gardeners will be coming to Charleston next year - Master Gardeners from every state in the Union. If you don't belong to a Master Gardener Group - call your WVU extension agent. Take the classes and join the Master Gardener's.
Barbara Damrosch's 'The Garden Primer' states: " Good gardening is very simple, really. You just have to learn to think like a plant." (ugh) She also says to "keep the green side up."

Needless to say I was frustrated with my lack of knowledge by the time I finished reading the Garden Primer. My goal was to learn as much as possible before purchasing a home - so I might have a lush abundant blooming garden.

Another garden advisor Gertrude Jeykll said : " Let no one be discourage by the thought of how much there is to learn," . . . ."Each new step becomes a little surer, and each new grasp a little firmer."

Collecting Blenko and WV GLass is a bit like gardening - purchase the books, listen to others and then remember Gertrude Jekyll's advice. One Step at a Time - you'll learn and each mistake is a lesson.
Photo: Blenko water bottle. Available in all colors under $50.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hilary when you find a home will ou send u s a photo?
Also I saw your parents garden and it was so beautiful ask them to fix your garden when you buy a home.
Now my blenko question is.
Whe are they open.
The on line calendar says Mon wed fand sunday and then demos on tues and thursday but you say they are open daily?
whats right?
I live 4 hours away and want o come down for both the store and a demo.
Help.

Anonymous said...

RAIN RAIN RAIN TOOO MUCH RAIN FOR MY GARDEN TO GROW
ROXIE HOW IS CABIN CREEK?
FLOODING I"LL BET?
MOUNTAIN RITA

chitrakahn said...

My grandma siad gardens and love grow in the correct enviroment neither can be forced.
Remember this Hilary.
Right plant for the right yard.

roundhead2 said...

Love that flying pig. It is beautiful and will make you laugh at the same time. This is Roxie. Yes it is wet up Cabin Creek. I was hoping to get back from the store and get out in the yard and garden. Lettuce, oinon and spinach is ready. Potatoes are blooming. which I will let grow until the green beans are ready. Waiting to see that first tomatoe, they are blooming better than some flowers. Thanks to all who ask about me. Mountain Rita, I will have to let you know when I am gonna be up your way sometime, we will have to meet. While I was recovery from that colonoscopy that made me sick, I thought about you. I am doing good and taking all the vitiams I can take. Boy what an experience I will never forget. Hillary start saving or getting people to give you their plastic shopping bags. All sizes, big glass will fit in some. Alot of glass fits inside those bags which you can stuff inside the bag and double bag and then when you go to pack it in the container you can use to fill in so the glass won't move. It works better than newspaper and cleaner and does not cost anything.Well Lil Rog got full time with the post office. Kate is pregnant OOPS! Yes I knew before her. In some ways she was is an only child who has had the Momma instinct since we toke on Lil Rog. Her first job was a day care. I love her for the way she is with children. Only then we did play alot togehter. I made doll clothes, she dressed the dolls. I made yeast or pie dough which she used as play dough and ate.I watched my soaps while she waited for Chips to come on. Her only problem is she had just gotten back in those size sixes she likes to wear. So life is better. Spring is here and summer on the way. It will most likely get so hot we will be praying for some of this rain, that we need to stop. I am waiting to see the new birthday piece. Blenko has a TV ad on WSAZ, about the new piece. I figure they needed to make something to go with that piece that was made in 2008. Well I need to get the house work done Rog will be home soon. God Bless Roxie

Phani said...

The Birthday Blenko Piece Pictures in Herald Dispatch

http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/briefs/x1180430792/Gallery-Blenkos-West-Virginia-Day-piece

sweetdoc said...

Hilary
Why have you not published a photo of the Birthday Piece?
Why not talk about this historic event?
I don't understand.
We made quiet a few dollars when we let our collection go in September sold it to KYBill for 4 times what I paid.
We had only 26 pieces, it is impossible to get the entire collection. Does anyone had the entire collection? If so what is it worth?

sweetdoc said...

Phani
You should join our glass club
where are you?

Phani said...

In the Energy Capital of the world, Houston. I think my Gf would love to join your club.

chitrakahn said...

Notice: I'm moving back East.
Just gave notice to my employer 30 days notice. My BF lives in Pa and refuses to do a long term relationship one more day.
Therefore local ( east coast) Blenko Club members please add me to your mailing list.

Anonymous said...

PHANI IF ANY LADY READING THIS HERE BLOG DOES NOT KNOW YOU ARE COMMITTED TO YOUR GIRL FRIEND SHE EITHER IS NOT WORKING A FULL DECK OR CAN NOT READ.ONE LUCKY GIRL
YOUR GIRL.
MOUNTAIN RITA
MY NEXT MAN WILL HAVE PHANI QUALITIES.