More Garden Treasures

A few more tiny treasures popped up in my gardens this week. I was kept away from the gardens most of the week by a nasty cold my son shared with me, but I did get a few photos while trying to pull some of the fast growing weeds during a couple short trips outdoors.

This was my most favorite find…. I thought this little lavender colored Anemone had died this past winter, but this little flower greeted me, almost hidden by the leaves of the Winter Aconite plant. It just decided to show itself a bit late, and only has one flower this year, but should be back with more flowers next year. I love the delicate leaves on the fragile stems of this 6" tall plant.

This Brunnera is growing near the little Anemone. The variegated leaves are beautiful in the shade during the summer. The tiny blue flowers are a great sky blue color, but really hard to photograph well. They make a dainty cloud above the clump of foliage.

More tiny treasures in the gardens. These are wild violets in one of my rock gardens. They may find themselves in one of my "On the Rocks" series of art quilts. The feathery foliage in the background is from Queen Ann's Lace plants that are probably not going to be allowed to stay there. They will be great to use for sunprints, so I will probably press them to use later.

  Here is Roxy enjoying the sunshine while I was discovering my little garden treasures. 

My cold kept me indoors a lot, so I used some of that time to do some beading and embroidery on this little quilt. The first photo of it are here in this earlier post. After a few more beads, this will be ready to list at Etsy. These flowers were calling out for beads and French knots to dress them up. At least since I didn't feel well enough to work in my gardens outdoors, I could still do a little bit of "gardening" indoors.

Again I have found that there are many little treasures just waiting to be found if I just take a bit of time to really look for them. I just hope I can keep the weeds from covering them all up.

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I am a former textile artist and new pattern designer with a degree in horticulture, wishing to share my love of nature, flowers and gardens with everyone through my photos, sunprinted fabrics, and now pattern designs. Chronic Lyme Disease has caused major changes to the direction my life. I have to limit the amount of time spent digging in my gardens, and quilting has become more difficult. I discovered pattern design as a way to get art back into my life. I now use my gardens and photos to inspire designs that can be used on fabrics and print on demand items.

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  1. Thank you for the tour of your garden. I really enjoyed it! The only thing I have blooming right now is iris. Keep us posted as new things arrive.