In the original instructions, sitting on the right, was the ‘spool’ of green raffia I wanted to use for this redecoration. Big mistake!!!!! In the center is a ‘hank’ of purple raffia, a loose collection of strands. Unfortunately the ‘spools’, from Michael’s are very sad indeed, consisting of two or three foot strands knotted together into one long strand. OY!!
This made for less than pristine winding of the tubes as the strand had to hide the knots all the time. Hunter green spray paint covered the red. The raffia went right over the purple already there. Eh Voila – a completely different look.
Around The Barns are lots of pots with various varieties of Coleus. I’m particularly fond the strong contrasts of lime green and deep reds.
In the center photo you can see that some green Amaranthus has snuck in too. I keep after the Coleus so it doesn’t flower – these got a way from me, hidden under other leaves. The flowers are exactly the right scale for these tubes.