Tuesday, April 16, 2013

March's Daffodil & April's Too

It's done and it's a beauty!

Design - "March's Daffodil"
Designer - Cottage Garden Samplings
Fabric - 32 count French Lace linen 
Fibers - DMC, GAST, & WDW - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 26 March 2013
Completed 15 April 2013

A really nice stitch - the colors are very true to those pictured on the chart.  I had a bit of frogging with the 'forest' of stems and leaves, other than that, this was smooth sailing.

It's time for the Tuesday Garden Party over at an Oregon Cottage.  I thought I'd continue the theme of daffodils, as I still have lots blooming in mid-April.  

My Narcissus 'Jack Snipe' are at their peak right now.

This time of year, there's lots of sources of inspiration.
Down to Earth - one of my favorite nurseries.

This was a bouquet one of the members of the Hardy Plant Group brought to share.  There is Daphne, Trilliums, Lamb's Tongue, Bluebells, Sempervivums, and Clematis. 

I usually steer away from orange in the garden, but I do like this Narcissus variety - 'Altruist'.

It is always pleasant to have help when gardening!

This is my Sedum Theatre - Before.

Here are my purchase.

Here's the Sedum Theatre - After! 

My Mom bought me this lovely blue pot last year.
I planted Narcissus 'Sweet Pomponette' and Muscari latifolium.
I think it makes for a lovely companion planting.

More Sedums and Sempervivums...

Still more...

And yet more succulents.
Most of these spent the Winter in my small greenhouse.  They all came through with flying colors. 

This is Tulip 'Clusiana'.  It is a very long narrow Tulip - the inside of the bloom is bright yellow.  It is supposed to naturalize easily and bloom year after year.

Back to bluey violet Pansies - so pretty. 

I'll end the tour with Muscari 'Peppermint'.  I have three pots of these little sky blue bulbs. 
I hope you enjoyed today's Garden Tour.


Vickie said...

ooOoo! The sedums are so awesome. I have a small concrete birdbath planted with sedum. I need to redo it this year. Wish I could find the awesome variety you have going on there.

Giovanna said...

Very pretty finish, congratulations!

dixiesamplar said...

Another lovely spring walk Beth!

Love the March finish...I may actually order this one as my birthday is in March and Daffodils are one of my very favorite flowers...love the little blue birds too.

Margaret said...

Oh my! I love your stitchy pieces, and your flowers too! So wonderful to be treated to all this spring goodness!

Sue said...

Love the stitching, such a pretty finish and thanks for sharing your flowers we don't seem to have many about in the UK....x

cucki said...

Aww sweet stitching...and pretty flowers..
Big hugs x

Susan Zentmyer said...

Love daffodils! Beautiful stitch-work as well.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Very unusual tulips, so different. Your helper looks so keen - cats are so much fun. I'm enjoying watching your design series unfold.

Barb said...

Your pieces are so pretty. So are the flowers. Your cat looks like my cat so cute.

Susan said...

Cute finish and thanks for the plant tour! I haven't had time to do anything with the soil around here but have great plans for the future. For now, I'm container gardening.

Anna van Schurman said...

Adore your finish. Still love that saying! :)

Barb said...

The garden tour was wonderful! We still have the daffodils blooming and the muscari. I love your finish.That series is just perfect for a garden lover.

Pam in IL said...

Love the March Daffodil. One of these days, I'll get started on mine, hopefully. All the flowers and plants are lovely. The kitty in the wagon is too cute.

Any particular reason why you steer away from orange in the garden?

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

What gorgeous daffs and those sedum--wow! Also love your garden helper--always makes the outside work go a little easier :)

Mii Stitch said...

Beautiful stitching! The colours are just perfect!

Chris said...

Beautiful finish..such great colors.

Melanie said...

Ooooooh, I love this piece! The whole series is wonderful actually. Keep 'em coming! :)

Astrids dragon said...

This looks great, can't wait to stitch this one... eventually! And the daffodils, just love them. You have quite the green thumb, come on over to my garden!