Sunday, March 18, 2018

Looking back at the calendar cloth

One of my favorite patches on the Remember 2016 cloth is this one ...


which shows how useful a calendar cloth can be ...



Made on March 11, 2016, the patch depicts a dewberry flower, the first of which appeared this year on March 17 ...


There are many more buds ...


and flowers promising a bumper crop of tart berries to come ...


Meantime, there were also first appearances of Prairie Verbena ...


and Texas Mountain Laurel ...


along with the promise of future Bluebonnets ...


Zexmenia ...


and Stork's Bill, so named for the appearance of its (eventual) seed head ...


We're also enjoying herbs in abundance ...



whilst eagerly awaiting the fullness of time in Don's newest rock garden ...



11 comments:

Mo Crow said...

love how you captured the essence of the dewberry flower within the stitches

Marti said...

Spring is like getting a gift that slowly unwraps itself; your lovelies are delightful and your herbs are so greenly thriving. Nice to see this because today we have the mother of all winds and rain coming at any moment, skies quite dark. Still, our rosemary made it through the cold and random garlic is sprouting. Ornamental pear trees are almost bursting in bloom.

Nancy said...

I love seeing your flowers, ones which I do not see here. So dainty and beautiful.
I am so intrigued with his rock garden...when was it 'planted'? What's he going to 'grow' next? How many 'beds' does it have? ;)

Liz A said...

Nancy - This may be more than you want, but I did a search on "rock garden" in the blog and came up with 18 posts (in no chronological order):
http://imgoingtotexas.blogspot.com/search?q=rock+garden

Long story short, most of Don's gardens were made by bringing rocks up from the floodplain to supplement bedrock already in place, placing the loose rocks around openings in the bedrock to form mini-beds, then filling the resultant openings with "Thunder Dirt" from GeoGrowers in Austin (at least I think that's what it's called).

The latest garden is a mix of wildflowers and grasses transplanted from other locations on the property, with the addition of some purchased plants, mostly natives, from local growers.

Liz A said...

Mo - I'm very proud of that bit of stitching, but have been strangely reticent about using the technique again lest I fail to capture the magic a second time around

Marti - I thought you might enjoy the green-ness of this post. Our rosemary bushes actually bloom all winter long and in much-visited by the butterflies that emerge during warm spells.

Velma Bolyard said...

new growth in mid march! lovely promises.

Liz A said...

Velma - we are fortunate that spring arrives early, but we will no doubt start counting triple-digit days before the summer solstice

Sue McQ said...

Such lovely, delicate flowers. Love your stitched flower. Beautiful.

Liz A said...

Sue - as the flowers are delicate, so too are the thorns fiercesome!

jude said...

can't wait to dig in the dirt.

Liz A said...

Jude - we got 2.4" of rain last night ... gonna be digging in the mud today! Or more likely, pulling weeds ...