Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Little Stitching Lots of Gardening

Well, I managed to stitch 1/2 the alphabet on Chessie and Me's "Botanical Sampler". Not a great deal of stitching progress as I've been outside gardening most of the past week. 

Come take a look.  

Every once in a while my random scatter-shot method of throwing plants and bulbs in the ground turns out to be relatively harmonious - totally by accident.  In this case I've a nice Yellow Border of daffodils, primroses, and tulips.

I love the look of the new fronds as they emerge on this fern.

Over the past week I managed to get the Front Porch in shape.
Hostas - check!
Ferns - check!  

Blue Pot Vignette #1 - check!

Blue Pot Vignette #2 - check!

Fuchsias - check!

And this early clematis is about ready to go full tilt!

On to the Back Patio...
Where I moved my pansies and petunias...

...to join my auriculas and cyclamen....

..and my remaining spring bulbs all tucked safe in a shaded nook.

My collection of strawberry pots are now out and 'refreshed' with new plant materials as needed.

And Agave Land is looking good too.
I can't remember a time that I was basically 'done' with Spring Gardening well before the end of April.
If you'd like more garden inspiration hop on over to the Tuesday Garden Party at An Oregon Cottage. 

11 comments:

cucki said...

sweeettttttttttttttt
have a lovely day x

Ann at Beadlework. said...

All those layers of colour look great and the clematis looks as though it's just covered in blooms ready to open.

Barb said...

Nice stitching project. Enjoyed seeing your plants and flowers. You must have a green thumb.

Margaret said...

Amazing! I never understand how gardeners do it. I don't have a green thumb. lol! Love the stitching project too!

Barb said...

You have really been busy! Both your cross stitch and garden look wonderful!

Pam in IL said...

Wow, you have so much going on around your home. I imagine it has to be nice and warm there! Thanks for sharing.

Giovanna said...

Very pretty stitching, and lovely plants.

Maggee said...

There--I am at least caught up on reading all of YOUR blogposts! I am SO far behind... just haven't been inspired of late. But I certainly cannot comment on everything, so just a few here... LOVE how the fern unfolds... never saw that before! Your colorful pot-garden is just glorious! Inspiring! Going to visit the Needlework Show eventually tonite! Have 60 more posts to read! Yikes! You KNOW I love everything you post! You and your new camera and the woodpeckers... great going! Hugs!

daisy said...

Those blue pots look fabulous! You've got so much growing! Enjoy each and every one of your little treasures!

Chris said...

Great stitching progress.
Lovely plant pics. Everyday when I get home from work I go look at the garden. I love seeing how it changes every day this time of year.

Tea norman said...

Your porch is so beautiful. I love your succulents. I love the cross stitch too.