Hey, remember to drop by the Five in One Social Club, 2575 Summer Avenue, Memphis, and get some groovy green something something for yourself or someone you love. The sale runs December 12 thru December 18, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can also call me at 901-828-3685 to ask any questions or set up a time to visit my studio to shop, build your own, or order a special creation.
Every terrarium I make is built with rare plants from rainforest environments which I collect and propagate; they will thrive for years with minimal care. You will get detailed instructions, plus you can always call or email me for information or advice.
Below photos are some of the one of a kind living art creations available this week.
Remember to go see my exhibit at The Eclectic Eye, 242 South Cooper, sooner rather than later. The terries have been flying off the shelves (not FLYING but you get the picture) so don’t miss this rare opportunity to shop for your own Green Mansion. I delivered some more lovelies this week to wait for their new homes, maybe with you!
This gorgeous terry is named Nouveau Verde, and contains an assortment of miniature begonias, Mosses, tillandsia, neoregelia, crystals, petrified wood, and more. The photo below was taken about nine months ago. Go see it now, the begonias are spectacular!
Robbie liked the one below so much she decided to give it a permanent home at The Eclectic Eye, hooray! I didn’t tell her, but I had named it Eclectic because of the curious assortment of elements in it. The photo below was taken about nine months ago, go see how much it’s grown.
Many of the terry babies are built with Pygmy sundews, carnivores that trap tiny insects with their enticing sticky hairs:
And if you are in the Crosstown Concourse, go see my piece titled Mermaids Cove in the Homeward Bound exhibit at Crosstown Arts through January 27.
As always, feel free to call me at 901-828-3685 with any questions or send me message. Peace and love to us all.
Although all terries are homes, the piece I submitted is a memory of an imaginary home I’ve visited many times since I was a lonely kid with my nose in a book. “Mermaid’s Cove “ was almost like a nightclub in JM Barrie’s Peter Pan, where Peter would go play with the flirtatious sea maidens, leaving Wendy at home to feed the Lost Boys and get them to bed.
This is a young terrarium, still in its first growth; it will need careful trimming to maintain the design over the years. This is the piece which I planted this summer on The Family Plot television show. You can view the segment here Nancy Builds a Terry on The Family Plot
If you want to learn more about these fascinating creations or get one of your own, you can send me an email or call 901-828-3685. Come to my Open House Show and Sale on Sunday December 16 from noon to four p.m., too, at 700 North Belvedere in Midtown.
Join us at the Gallery Ten Ninety-One for the opening of our show this coming Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at 7151 Cherry Farms Road just south of I-40 at Whitten Road at The WKNO studios. Paintings, pottery and mosaics by Kristi Duckworth. Terrariums by Nancy Morrow. Show runs Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm April 2-27. Call 901-828-3685 for more information or send a message below.
Here’s my first attempt at an artist’s bio:
Plants are sentient, mysterious creatures from another kingdom, who will communicate with us if we can be still and pay attention. Building these Green Mansions is a long process, akin to writing poetry, I think. The colors and textures, as well as growth habits and tendencies of the plants are the palette with which I can construct the bones of a design to grow and change for years to come. I propagate many of the plants I use which gives me the time to get to know them individually, and imagine the container and companions that would be best with them.
The terrariums on exhibit range in age from 2 months to 4 years. They are similar to bonsai, with the plants kept in check with careful trimming. Some of the plants are miniature or very slow growing, needing no trimming. Others can be aggressive, resulting in a design that will be much more fluid over the years as the plants compete for resources and are shaped by my hand. You can see more about this on my website, or give me a call.
I open my studio to teach people about the art and science of building and maintaining terrariums, kokedama, and bonsai. In addition, I consult with people who want to learn about house plants and gardening in their own homes or offices, usually in half day sessions, and enjoy sharing my love for our green companions with people who have never considered or understood how to appreciate their beauty and life force. My students learn basic considerations for selecting plants for a particular space, and technical skills on handling, transplanting, watering, etc. which, once learned, open up the world of plants for most people to explore and enjoy.
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