IN THE BASKET
Country Cousins Series - Plate IV
Date: October 1979
Edition Size: 1000 S/N
Issue Price: $25.00
Print Size: 14.5 x 18
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.
the left are Hens and Chickens, or Houseleek (Sempervivum).
Frequently found nestled in snug crevices, these succulent
green plants are rock garden favorites.
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.
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.
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
Country Cousins is a 'decorator' collection of limited
edition prints launched in 1976 to feature still-life
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:
on the Porch
Pumpkins and Jugs