Quilts and Other Stuff from Frances

Garden growings….

Here are a few scenes from our flower beds…..

I love the purple groundcover in the bottom of the photo but cant wait for the Day Lilly’s in the background to bloom.  Last year they didn’t do well, but everybody in this area had problems.  Hope they make it this year……


And who can resist the new fronds of a fern….._4202290

The chives are beautiful and this patch gets bigger every year.  I certainly need to find a good recipe to use them in……_4202293

Many years ago, one of Michael’s students was doing research on Columbines and he gave me some wonderful specimens.  They are gorgeous, intricate flowers, but are hard to photograph as they droop downward……



Even the leaves are fun to look at….maybe I should think about a quilting design based on these……_4202308


For many years I wanted a Hydrangea bush and finally bought one a few years ago.  It didn’t do much for several years, but last year put out some beautiful soft blossoms, although I was disappointed that they weren’t the fun balls of flowers that I had expected.  I finally realized the reason….I had bought a “Lace Cap Hydrangea”!!!  Oh well, I hope that this one continues to bloom this year……_4202312 

Finally, it is time for the Irises to bloom.  These are PROLIFIC, but beautiful…..

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