The Country Cousins Series - Plate IV

Release Date: October 1979
Edition Size: 1000 S/N
Issue Price: $25.00
Print Size: 14.5 x 18
Secondary Market Value

In addition to being used for gathering farm-fresh eggs,
this 75 year old basket was used for dipping potatoes
in solution to prevent rotting.
It measures 14.5 inches across and 11 inches deep.

To the left are Hens and Chickens, or Houseleek (Sempervivum). Frequently found nestled in snug crevices, these succulent green plants are rock garden favorites.

The perky, cup-shaped yellow Evening Primrose (Oenothera tetragona) dominates the right side. Often called Sundrops,
this lovely summer bloomer is a delight through
the months of June and July.

Bishop's Weed, or Goutweed (Aegopodium Podagraria Variegatum) cascades above the basket. This variegated groundcover is an "old fashioned" hand-me-down
seldom found in nurseries today but still popular in
gardens for generations.

GGS IN THE BASKET combines the fragility of eggs,
the firmness of the surrounding rock, the softness of natural summer greens and the simplicity of the turn-of-the-century antique basket.

The Country Cousins is a 'decorator' collection of limited edition prints launched in 1976 to feature still-life subjects
of rustic and nostalgic nature.
An earlier Old Road Series (begun in 1973) featured
rural architecture in a larger format.

Other prints in the collection are:

Collection, The

Honeysuckle and Roses
Mother's Basket
October Patch
Pop's Corn

Peaches on the Porch
Pumpkins and Jugs

Strawberries & Daisies
Strawberry Days