Tuesday, April 28, 2015

As April Ends...

Design - "Tulip Time" (freebie)
Designer - Primitivebettys
Fabric - 32 count dyed linen
Fibers - DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 23 April 2015
Completed - 24 April 2015

I used DMC 535, 931, 987, 3755, and 3787. I think my color selection turned out pretty well.

Boy the days sure do fly by. It's Tuesday and so I'm going to share my gardening bits over at a Tuesday Garden Party and the Maple Hill Blog Hop.

My little Auricula collection is going strong.
I bought the rather sad looking plants on sale in February. They've all recovered and rebounded. This was the first to bloom.

And now the second plant is blooming.

The closer you look, the prettier the Auriculas are. My third plant is about to bloom, and I think that all three will be different colors.  

This Bleeding Heart is a glowing monster plant!  The good thing is that it also provides cover and shelter for the small ground feeding birds as I have feeders nearby.

This is a very small Iris of some sort.  I bought it several years ago and it has spread making a nice ground cover. 

I am mad for Muscari - this is one of the later blooming ones and rather unusual too as it is a purple plume.  It is called Muscari Plumosum.  The tag reads "Grape Muscari on Steroids! Big fat feathery foo foo flowers on 8-10" steam of violet blue are very dramatic!  Blooms April, sun to part shade no irrigation required (unless dry in spring).  Deer resistant, clay tolerant, even grows under walnuts!  Naturalizes where happy.  USDA Z5".    

My Mom has three clumps of dwarf Bearded Iris.  They are pretty little things.

More Muscari!  

The first of my Salvias are in bloom.

As are the Azaleas.

And the last of the daffodils.  That is always sad I think.


Margaret said...

True, it's sad to see the daffodils go. Love all your flowers though. So gorgeous! I always love how gardeners just know what the names of all the flowers are. :D

Vickie said...

I have not had daffodils for years. I received many from my MIL. I was never wild about the pale yellow ones I had. I decided this fall.... I am getting me some pink daffodils. YUP! Life is too short!

Gentle Joy said...

What beautiful flowers! I especially like the one first ones... and especially the one flower w/ lighter colored edges... a beautiful flower and new to me in that coloring. :)

Irene said...

bellissimi fiori, e il ricamo favoloso

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Our daffs have reached the end of their blooming period too - now the tulips tend to appear in more force.
I like the dark coloured goose in your last post Beth, it looks good.

Shelly Olson said...

Thanks for sharing the photos of your flowers they are beautiful. I especially like the Auricula, so pretty. Thanks for linking up at the Tuesday Garden Party.

daisy g said...

Wow, you have a riot of color! I'm sure it's sad for you to see the last of the daffs, but think of lil' ole me who can't even grow them here! I'm glad I get to see your looking so beautiful.

Thanks for joining us this week on The Maple Hill Hop!

Your stitches are always so lovely.

Frances N said...

I love your flowers--especially the ariculas.
Sweet stitching!!

Mouse said...

our daffs are fading now ... love your other flowers such a treat to see .... the days are flying far to fast for comfort too ... love mouse xxxx

Pull the other thread said...

Great stitching. Wow lots of beautiful flowers. I'm having difficulty keeping one indoor plant alive at the moment.

Carol said...

Love your finish, Beth, and that spreading purpley-blue iris is so pretty!

Barb said...

Just beautiful flowers especially nice with the drops of water on them!

Andrea said...

Beautiful flowers. I thought I had never heard of Muscari's but I recognise the flower and not the name. :)

Melody said...

Your Spring flowers are beautiful!

Maggee said...

Tulip Time is in my stash to be stitched--yours is lovely! I recently re-acquired some of my bulbs that had been moved by the squirrels to a neighbor's yard, and a couple came up--hyacinths! So excited! Next year they should all come back! Your flowers are so beautiful...I love Muscari too. Gonna check if Auricula grow out here, cause they are really nice! Hugs!