Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Stitching in July Gardening Back in June

Design - "Eagle on an Egg" (kit)
Designer - Bent Creek
Fabric - 28 count Flax linen
Fibers - WDW - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 12 July 2015
Completed - 18 July 2015

Back in June my Mom and I took a bus trip up to Portland with the Hardy Plant Group. The group visited a private garden called Old Germantown Road Gardens.

Bruce and Jerry began gardening here 24 years ago.  The garden is on a steep slope and goes from bright sun to deep shade.

It is lovely.

There is a small pond.

The Giant Himalayan Lilies (Cardiocrinum giganteum) were in bloom and their scent wafted throughout the garden.

It is a thoughtful garden with benches and pots and garden art placed 'just so'.

And it is a wildlife friendly garden too.

There were lots of 'hot' plants in yellows, and oranges, and reds.

Part of the garden is a 'dry' garden with cacti...

..and this way cool looking plant!

The house looks down over a traditional English-style border. 

In June the border was replete with delphiniums and lilies.  

Pastel Exuberance!

Their green house was full of tender exotic plants.

And like all good gardens, Old Germantown Roads Garden came complete with a Garden Cat!


Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Oh my how beautiful those gardens are! I can just imagine an English Lady and gent walking among that glorious border ;)
Thank you for sharing!

Kate said...

Lovely finish, Beth! And beautiful pictures of the garden you visited. It looks like a very peaceful place. I love the cat :-)

Carol said...

The Hardy Plant Group--love it!! I'll bet there is a group for every type of plant out your way, Beth, with your wonderful growing conditions.

Such a cute patriotic finish and wonderful garden photos.

Margaret said...

Ah, the garden cat is the perfect finishing touch! It looks like a wonderful garden.

Barb said...

What a very beautiful garden!!!That Eagle on an egg is a great patriotic stitch.

Maggee said...

Cute little finish! That was a lovely garden... I especially like the metal sculptures scattered about... they catch my eye! Great garden full of so many colors!