Friday, July 5, 2013
I have sewed four leaves in place and pinned on a few more. I am planning to quilt some leaves into the background as well. I'm not sure of the spacing as they look a bit too spread out. I think I will have to just go to bed and look at it again in the morning.
Any suggestions would be welcome.
The last flower in a hanging pot. It waited until all the others were finished so it could get all the attention.
My mother loved petunias, and in those days you had to pick off the sticky finished flowers to keep them blooming.
(And, that was my job).
These days there are wonderful varieties that bloom all summer with total neglect. I'm certain my mother would have had them in all the borders around the garden.
I think yellow will be the next to bloom.
This plant is five years in the same spot and blooms all year around. It did have a rather tough winter and is just now getting it's act together. It shares the planter with a pink and white variety which is also taking a break.
The "rainy season" continues with a little shower here and there and tons of moisture hanging in the air. The downstairs is rather dark, even with the lights on and not the best for applique.
Yesterday I took my work up to my greenhouse on the roof. There was a nice breeze from time to time and the light was much better. If only that room didn't get so hot in mid-summer. By evening it has cooled off some and not too bad for sleeping with one light cover.
I leave the owl to contemplate the flora. By now he may be totally confused finding leaf varieties that are not bamboo and come from all different places in Japan and the U.S.