cotton gardens


Imaan Hammam, Hailey Baldwin, Vanessa Axente & Damaris Goddrie photographed by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue Italia, September 2016.


Regrowing Cotton from a Store-Bought Bouquet

These past few years, I’ve been noticing decorative bouquets of cotton appearing at floral shops/nurseries during the holiday season, at least around my region in Northeastern US. Still attached to their original stalks, the tufts are sometimes gilded with gold paint or dusted with glitter. What I realized this year was that the cotton bolls are stilled filled with seeds, but they were damn tricky to pluck out. Aaaaaaand they are aliiiiive!!!! Your guess is as good as mine as to the genetic makeup. It’s highly likely these are GMOed, but I’ll be growing these indoors for curiosity. Given my climate, I don’t hold much hope on growing this into maturity, but who knows…


“–and then this absolute asshole showed up—”

“–And I snatched all those brats right out from under him!!”

(I like to imagine that they sit at opposite ends of a villain’s bar and bitch about each other to whoever’ll listen)

Kinder Gardener belongs to @clockworks-time and Cotton Candy Criminal is @doctorwily’s. I adore both of your villains so much 😭😭😭

i spent 12 dollars at the thrift store and bought 3 bottoms (one pair of silk blend trousers, one tencel cotton pants, one black cotton legging for gardening) and 3 lingerie pieces, one which is a gold silk camisole that i plan to wear as a top. also, a large piece of caramel coloured velvet fabric.