Thursday, June 1, 2006

June hues

What is blooming on this first day of June?

The lilies are leaning toward the morning sun.

Double impatiens look like roses.

Beginnings of a woodland garden - hostas, azalea, creeping jenny, mountain laurel.

Something pink?

Deck flower boxes are filling out.

Mary Mary quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockle shells
And pretty maids all in a row.


John Cowart said...

The drought here plays havoc with our garden and we can't afford to pour that much city water on the dirt. So I really enjoy your lush photos.

Motherkitty said...

Susan, will you come to my house and help me plant some of these beautiful flowers? One of my most pressing questions has been answered by this post. We had some mystery flowers coming up in our new garden spot and couldn't figure out what they were. From your first two pictures, I can now say that they are lilies and they are getting ready to bloom. Thanks.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

So many pretty flowers in bloom this time of year. And I can see that you really love your flowers too.

Tammy said...

This reminded me...I had some creeping jenny planted on my Ky I'm going to have to get a pot for my patio...thanks for the inspiration!

Finn said...

Good Morning Mary, Mary....your garden certainly is lovely and seems to be growing very well indeed..*VBS*
I have often wondered about this silver bells and cockle shells...and wonder if the silver bells refer to lilies of the valley.

Then there is that old song, a "rounds" song I think...(something) bells upon a slender stalk, lilies of the valley deck my garden walk, oh don't you wish, that you could hear them ring, that will happen only when the fairies sing". Maybe the missing word up there is white, but I'm not sure...*S*
I know we used to sing it as rounds at scout meetings.

The raised Knot in the 3D bow ties is just that. The center piece which makes the knot of the tie, is sewn in a slightly different way. You still have 2 back ground pieces, and 2 bow tie pieces, and then one more for the knot.
When you touch the bowtie, you can actually slip your finger into the knot on all 4 sides, but not completely through's kind of a fun block to make.
I'd show you how it's made in pictures, but I don't think the little trick that makes it work would be that easy to get from pictures. I could send you a mock up if you ever wanted me too, just drop me an email...Hugs, Finn

Anonymous said...

Your gardens & flowers look so beautiful! Love the lily!