Tuesday, May 29, 2012

More blocks, front flower gardens.........

I have been making more cobblestone blocks. Every session I seem to choose a different color group to work with.  I try to remind myself to make some tiny blocks because I really like the ones I sewed 4 together to make a block in one of my earlier pieces.
I made this group at a different time of the day yesterday.  I have 130 blocks to play with now.
I have lots blooming in the wild front flower bed.  There are coral bells, red penstemon, cranesbill and evening primrose in this photo.  Balloon flowers and orange tiger lilies will be next.  There is also a maple tree, rose of sharon and a redbud tree.  This is the garden that I was going to tackle this year but I ended up with the finishing blitz instead.  With the lack of rain it wouldn't have been successful anyway.
The hydrangea blossoms are just starting to turn white.  They will go back to lime green later in the summer.  This bush is in full sun now that my redbud tree has been cut down.
This group of red penstemon planted itself along the edge of the sidewalk in front of the goldmound spirea.  I may try to move these plants after they are done blooming.

10 comments:

Lynne said...

Your garden looks lovely; it may not look like that when you get home from your trip!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

the sun is starting to burn my hydrangea which is right out in the sun. The blooms will last awhile yet though if even the edges turn brown.
The blocks are so colorful as always.
Karen

Anonymous said...

You are one special lady ~ making sure that you post today before arriving in NC.

Each cobblestone is one of a kind that always makes me smile, like your gardens, full of blossoms and foliage.

J~MT

HollyM said...

You do keep busy! I hope your trip goes well!
I love all of your cobblestone quilts. I'm sure this will be no exception!

Muddling Through said...

It's dry here, too, but your flower beds look wonderful. I like those cobblestone blocks, too. You've already got a good start!

Leslie said...

I want to wish you a wonderful trip. Have fun with your classes! Your gardens will wait for you to return. :-)

Cathi said...

What beautiful blocks those are -- Love the fabrics you're using in them. How many blocks do you get made. Enforce you start arranging them into a top?

Pat said...

Your garden is looking very nice. Now if we would just get some rain. I have been putting off planting seeds because of the winds and no rain. I hope that changes soon.

Jean said...

Your flowers are gorgeous!

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Your flower beds are gorgeous like always.