Tuesday, July 17, 2012

A Flag And A Garden

Design - "Olde Glory"
Designer - Heart in Hand
Fabric - 32 count Natural linen
Fibers - WDW - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 12 July 2012
Completed - 14 July 2012

I like the muted colors used in this.  The banner reminds me of something that might have been flying while the British captured the Capital in the War of 1812.

Are you ready to hop on over to the Garden Party at an Oregon Cottage?

I have a garden to share.
On Saturday my Mom, sister, and I headed down to Cottage Grove, Oregon for a garden tour.  This garden backed the Row River and belonged to a master gardener.

This is Clematis 'Alan Bloom' - I've never seen a Clematis that bloomed right off the stem like this before.

Bread seed Poppies - so pretty and delicate.

A wonderful little water feature full of glass floats.

This Foxglove made me go "Wow"! It is Digitalis ferrunginea.

Once again I found a bit of whimsy in the garden!  This tiny tea set was set upon a tea saucer. 

It's clear why this is called a Paperbark Maple - Acer griseum
A lovely bell shaped Clematis climbed through this wonderful Japanese Umbrella Pine - Sciadopitys verticillata
Being a master gardener, she had easy to read tags for all of her plants! 

But she didn't take herself or her garden too seriously!~

11 comments:

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

The flowers are so pretty, but I really love the whimsy! - and your cross stitch is really beautiful, too.

Vickie said...

What a fabulous garden. I really love the miniature tea set on the tea saucer. :)

Margaret said...

Love the flag finish! And the garden -- wow! That tea set is a special touch!

Patty C. said...

Olde Glory is a great finish !!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

Hi Beth: What a lovely cross stitch you made--very pretty. And what a neat garden--so many unique plants, and all kinds of fun garden decorations--my kind of garden! Have great week!

pogonip said...

The breadseed poppies are my favs. I like the soft color :)

Maggee said...

What a wonderful garden! She has so many different plants! The paper bark maple is too cool--haven't seen one up close before now! And the bell shaped flower--exquisite! And whimsy to boot--what a great visit you had! Hugs!

Maggee said...

P.S. I have loved each of your finished patriotic finishes too! --Me

Barb said...

A great flag finish! The flowers in that garden are amazing. I have never seen several of them.

Lois said...

I'm behind on my blog commenting Beth! Love your new header with all your patriotic finishes and what a fun, quick finish.

Melanie said...

It's a fabulous little garden. The decorations are a great touch. Very fun. :)