Winter Flowers

Winter Flowers

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The garden and John Foster

Even though we have had a very cool wet week, the garden is making slow progress.  I'll show just a few things that have started blooming this week.  I'm making good progress on John Foster.  Tonight I'm going to start on the quaker like maze that looks like it is in back of the house.
If any of you are like me with no LNS a web site called JJ"s Collectibles is having a great Memorial Day sale.  Everything is 20% off.  I have already picked out a few things that I just can't live without! I have ordered from them many times and find them very reliable and nice to work with.
Once again I thank you great people who take time to read my blog! Thank you so very much!!! I love and read every comment.  Glad several of you like "Penny America" it was a great stitch!!In fact I ordered all the WDW threads that I used in that project  from JJ'S during their last sale. Have a great Fri.

 Even the bees like my allium!

 Isn't this a strange little mushroom??

A white rosa rugosa.  We have two of them in the front of the house.

 This is called Catmint.  I have gotten 6 plants by dividing one! I believe it is "Walker's Low"  It's not very low!

 This hosta is huge!

I used the SBA's hand so you could see how large these leaves are!

This is called "Ghost" weigela. It is covered with buds and should be beautiful soon!

 Here is John Foster.  I have done the things above his name since I finished "Penny America"

 Here is a close up of this strange little house.  It is fun to wonder why these sampler workers from the past chose certain motifs.
Have a great evening!


  1. John Foster is looking great - I'll be shopping JJ's sale too. Love your monster Hosta - "Sum and Substance" maybe?

  2. Just catching up with you. I didn't realize I had missed so much. I'm feeling a lot better now, but it was touch and go for awhile (she says with a big grin on her face)! Seriously, first I must say that John Foster is really coming along fantastically. I also want to tell you how impressed I am with your garden. I wish I had a green thumb. I miss my garden that "couldn't help itself but grow." Even around my black thumb. I'm sure it's thriving back in Missouri. Not many plants out here, but I'm beginning to think I need more than the 4 or 5 I have. I don't know the names of all the different flowers so I appreciate it when you name them. Yours are just beautiful. So in two weeks you are going to get all fixed up. I know it will work out just fine. Shouldn't you be resting your wrist at this point? You are doing so much. Such a busy lady.

  3. I love to see your garden photos. I really enjoy seeing my own garden coming to life again after the winter.and it is lovely to see such beautiful plants.
    John Foster is coming on well

  4. John is looking great! Do you think you will get him finished before your surgery?
    I got the chart last night! Yahoo! Thanks for your kindness Barb. I spent some time trying to kit it up.
    Beautiful flower pics.
    Have a lovely Friday!

  5. John Foster is getting more attractive! As usual, I do like every single detail of the photos and this time my favorite is the mushroom among the others! It looks like a little hidden flower.

  6. I hope you can finish John Foster before your surgery, Barb--what a great job you're doing on him...

    I have to get myself organized and order some threads from JJ's sale, too--thanks for the reminder!

  7. Hello

    Your stitching is looking graet.
    I love your flower pictures!

  8. I just discovered John Foster and I want to do this one! But--I cannot find it anywhere. I checked JJ's too but they don't have it either. Any ideas are appreciated. Love your garden pictures. Hugs!

  9. Hi :)
    Thank you for visiting my blog :)
    Your stitching is looking gorgeous :)
    Have a great weekend!

  10. Ooh, that's what those purple flowers are called! Allium! I love them and so do the bees!! Beautiful progress on your sampler!!