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Garden Diversion

Well, as I type this, my office is gathering in the main area to watch the opening of the World Cup games.  Pizza for everyone!  We have a diverse group of employees from all over the world.  My staff in particular include three ladies from Colombia, one from Mexico and one from Poland.  We have offices in Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, Barcelona, Antwerp and  Shanghai.  Therefore, this World Cup thing is big (to some).  Me… I’m just glad I get to wear jeans today!


I wanted to share a bit of our garden with you.  My husband and I love to garden, but my quilt obsession took over and now I’m more inclined to piece a quilt top than sweat it out – but this may turn me back a bit.  My husband has been working on the beds and buying some nice accent flowers.  I thought I would share some with you…


We love Coleus of all sorts…



I have a desire to build back my Daylily collection.  This is just a start.  Three varieties below with a peachy color, a bright yellow and this top picture of a variety with a purple/white bloom:

Daylily Purple

Daylily Collection

Potted plants are scattered about, this one with some blooming geraniums.  Suppose to be good for mosquito control, which is absolutely necessary in Houston, TX:

Potted Plants


And newly bloomed star lillies:



To top it all off, he ordered 10 yards of combination mulch/mushroom compost and we have 4 inch layers going over all the beds now.  It looks great and really makes you want to be out in the yard (best to be dipped in bug spray first).



Hope you are getting some sunshine and fresh air this week.  I’ll be back soon to show my backing for the GGS quilt.  It will be like a quilt in itself!

All my best,


Sharing some Spring

Well, it can’t decide if it is Spring or Winter still even as south as Houston.  We had to grab our jackets again this morning for the ‘cold’ front that passed through overnight.  Temperatures in the 50s are valid around here to be considered ‘cold’.  I hope this means a cool trend for our summer to come.

With Spring this year, I have decided to start again with my Daylily collection.  When I lived in Charlotte, NC – I had a whole garden area dedicated to my Daylilies and would search out all the local nurseries for as many varieties as I could.  I had many varieties that had double blooms and really vivid colors too.  We had such a great selection of flowers and flowering plants in North Carolina.  Almost anything you can imagine would grow in that earth.  Beautiful!  Probably the biggest thing I miss from the move back down to Texas.  Loved the gardening and weather.  A must have on your bucket list should be to drive on the Blue Ridge Valley parkway in the Spring.  So relaxing and refreshing, unless you are driving too fast… there are drops and curves on the mountains that are breath taking for sure.

Last weekend, I picked up three daylily plants and got them in the ground to start enjoying.  I can see them from my sewing machine too, which is a bonus.  One of the three has a closed bud, but it will be open by the time I get home tonight.


I meant to look again at the plant tag so I could tell you the name of this variety.  I’ll try to remember for next time, when I add some more.


Last picture of this Schnibbles until the big reveal at the end of the month.  I took this picture after getting the center done, but before trimming it up.  Last night I was able to get the inner border added, so just an outer pieced border left to go, and then of course the quilting.


Hope you are having a great week as well!  Thanks for stopping by today!