Friday, June 15, 2018

Procrastination sets in.........

As soon as borders are the next step I am looking around for something else to do....in this case I sewed another strata for my Kaffe Trip Around the World that I started a couple weeks ago.  I now have 3 of the 5 stratas sewn.
I have wild strawberries growing everywhere.  I noticed them in the grass too when I was mowing on Wednesday.  If I picked all of them I would probably have enough to make jam if I knew how to do it.  I have never eaten the wild ones but someone said they are really sour.  I wonder why the birds aren't eating them.




Here is more of the milkweed growing behind and in front of the Red Penstemon plant.  I pulled out most of the ones that were right along the sidewalk because they grow 4' tall and then flop onto the sidewalk after a rain.  I have at least 10 of them in different spots in the front flower garden.  Last year I didn't see any of the Monarch caterpillars on them but the year before there were 2.
In my side yard are the roses that the neighbors planted.  A Redbud tree grew right up in the middle of all of the rose bushes.

8 comments:

Julie said...

I love the little alpine strawberries, but it would take a LOT to make a jam with them. Best to eat them as you see them, IMO, or add them to a salad for a bit of a tart bite.

No need to reply. Just wanted to pop in with a hello. Enjoy your sweet flowers of summer.

Beth@IHaveANotion.com said...

Those strawberries... are thick here.... like the violets, but not quite as plentiful as the clover!!! When in VA... I was told they were called Indian Strawberry, but in doing a little more research this morning (prompted by your comments and my own curiosity) there are 2 varieties... You will have to see if they have white or yellow flowers t know which type.... https://www.bellarmine.edu/faculty/drobinson/IndianStrawberry.asp. One is in the rose bed, which I have let grow. I will see what color the flowers are next year! They are in the grass so they get mown before they produce a berry.

Hedy Hahn said...

We don’t have too many of these strawberries this year, occasionally I will see them closer to the woods, no birds eat them.

Mary said...

I struggle with procrastination too.

JJM said...

Nice post today Wanda... Photos of your garden always make me smile. No one can keep up with you when it comes to the next quilt top... Always Several going at once, that's why you have such a great following.

JJM

Elsie Montgomery said...

It must be a different variety (or climate) but the wild strawberries here are very sweet. That is a mystery. So the birds will get them if we are not quick. We also have wild raspberries and they are sweet also.
I'm having a hard time imagining you procrastinating!! It is a strong deterrent for me, and usually there because I don't know what to DO or how to do the next thing. Elizabeth Barton wisely advised me to 'work with it' and have more than one project rather than stop and make cake. :-) Good words.

Mystic Quilter said...

I'm looking forward to seeing all the stratas you're going to using for the TAW quilt.

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