I spent hours in the garden this weekend moving plants and pulling weeds. After almost seven years of living here the garden is really filling in. This is the longest that we have lived in one place and so I can now enjoy a garden that was planned, planted and become established. It is wonderful to witness.
My Mother became a passionate gardener when I was in high school. I have a long way to go to create the enchanted spaces she has, but I'm still learning and she is so helpful.
I have gotten so much color inspiration from the garden for quilting. I learn what colors look good next to each other that I would not normally associate. Here my favorite Iris sits among the ready-to-burst Foxglove which will range from pale yellow to cream to pink.
I enjoy the mix of textures and pattern as well. Today I will be putting out the various garden pretties, from the fairy structures to the doll furniture and will show you those this week.
This lilac bush sits right outside my Pretty Room window and when I am doing some hand stitching I can enjoy it's perfume. I love spring, don't you?