never done" How true that is!
Because the garden is always changing;
some plants multiply rapidly. They need
to be separated and replanted in another
part of the garden. This is a labor of
love and the gardens keep evolving every
I started out with just one plant of
Solomon's seal and now have over 100
It's the same with the Hostas and the
Sedum ground cover.
There is a story behind this Sedum
ground cover - when my mom bought
her house in the early 80s in Queens,
N.Y.; her elderly neighbor had passed
away. The Sedum was overflowing from
her garden into my mom's yard, so I
took a couple of hand fulls and
planted them in my yard
on Long Island. When I moved here to
Lancaster; I took a large pot full of
them with me. Now my gardens are over
flowing with them! They also have to
be separated because as you can see
they will crowd any plant they are
near, such as my Hostas.
One day when I was weeding; I found
an empty nest falling off of a bush
in the back yard.
I had to laugh when I saw the blue
ribbon. It's a boy! Or the bird
thought that it's nest deserved a
Gardening is a lot of work but it's
a great source of joy!
I also find it to be an inspiration
when it comes to quilting and also
dyeing my fabrics.
This Shibori rainbow piece that I
did reminds me of all the colors
in my garden.
The colors in this pieces reminds me
of my Iris'. I love this color combo!
May your garden be your source of
inspiration - Imagine and create
Happy Quilting, Dyeing and Gardening!