I bought these Iris plants at a home and garden show. They are of the native variety that grew wild in the area where I grew up. They would grow along side the road and bloom so pretty, also you would find them in some of the fields. The white ones with the purple veining were rare, most were of a purple blue color. I love to pick them and take them home and put them in a jar and add them to the kitchen table. I don't see them growing like that anymore, so I was so happy to find them at the market.
Friday, May 29, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
I have posted this picture before but it is getting close to time for tea in the garden again. We try to do it every year, at Ferguson's Fragrant Gardens, they are beautiful, and this year I will try to remember to take some pictures of the beauty. This is usual a day trip, we have a lovely drive into the country, sometimes we follow a river and sometimes it's just fields and country houses. First we visit the Heirloom Rose garden and ooh and ahh over the most beautiful rose in the world, the garden is world famous. After we have our fill of the beauty of roses and shop in the little cottage, we head to Ferguson's.
I set up the tea table while everyone tours the garden, I like it to be all done and a surprise. Every year I try to make it different and special. The year shown here I put their tea lunch in the fabric covered box you see at the bottom of the picture. Well this year I have yet to be inspired and time is running out.
I will post the pictures from this years event next month. TTFN
Sunday, May 10, 2009
I have been in a creative mood for a while now, and have tried to get somethings I have had in mind into being. Here are a few of the things I have finished. I made this pincushion from a cream pitcher, the poof is made from recycled velvet and the lace is a garage sale find, very nice. I made the ribbon flowers and leaves. And the velvet strawberry is one of my favorite things to make, they all turn out so cute.