Thursday, May 31, 2012

End of May Garden and Crafting Update

The end of May is here, and some beautiful flowers are blooming in the garden.

The Mountain Lilies have bloomed, my purple flower bulb garden bed has been very fun to watch this spring, looks like the drumstick allium will be next.

This surprising snapdragon is blooming for the third year now, I thought snapdragons were annuals so I was surprised to see it again, it must be reseeding itself, I love the vibrant deep reddish pink, I am hoping to visit the garden center for a few more.

I planted one black Iris last fall, and I have been eagerly awaiting it's bloom, Sunday we came home, and this beauty was finally open.  I love the dark purple, definitely worth waiting for!

The California Poppies are looking beautiful in the corner, I have always loved these easy to grow flowers, I love that they reseed so nicely.  We have them growing all over town, and they look so happy.

The Irish and Scottish Moss are covered in their little white flowers.

We have also harvested the first of our spring plantings, these Easter Egg variety radishes turned out very nice, I love the variety of colors and sizes.  I will be replanting these throughout the summer in a small pot.  Tonight we enjoyed them on top of our salad.

Something about nice sunshine pouring in through the windows gives me lots of extra energy for crafting, I have been busy with needle felting all week.  I am currently working on a needle felted Jonah and the whale for my Sunday school class, sadly I ran out of the blue I was using for the whale right at the end of its tail, so I will have to place a wool order before I can finish, I look forward to posting it.  

Since I had to set my Jonah project to the side, I found a half done project that I had abandoned, and decided to turn it into a little log with a toadstool growing out of it, I have also been adding some more gnomes to our collection.

Then I decided it would be fun to make a needle felted woman for each season, and so I started with a doll for summer.  She is dressed in a berry colored dress with pink and dark blue accents, she has long brown hair held in the back with a floral barrette.  I can picture her walking through a garden, and she fits in nicely with my summer Americana decor.

I am excited for summer break to start, I love the relaxed days of summer.  I am looking forward to spending more time with the kids and working out in the garden, cooking fresh summer foods, as well as crafting away on all the projects I have in mind.

You can also check out pictures from our recent day hike to Mt. Tabor.


  1. Your needle felting looks like fun! I love your purple flowers... they are so dramatic in the landscape. A new follower, Andrea

  2. You have a beautiful garden! What a peaceful place. Thanks for sharing the pretty pictures!

  3. Love the gnome sitting among your Irish moss, April! And that is one beautiful iris. Needle felting looks like so much fun. I'm looking for a new hobby. Right now knitting and cross stitching are boring me.

  4. Thanks for all of your comments!

    Jane~ Needle felting is a wonderful craft, very easy to learn and there are so many different things one can make. I also want to experiment more with wet felting as well.

    Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

  5. All of those flowers and nature, itself, are such inspiration for projects. Beautiful photographs and lovely needle felting.

  6. Wow! Your garden is gorgeous! The Poppies are so beautiful. I'm from Ohio, so we don't see those around here.

    Well, I'm just stopping by, getting caught up on my blog reading. Have a wonderful weekend!


  7. Love that Bearded have so many pretty flowers that you shared at this weeks Garden Part! Thank you so much for linking up....xoxo, tracie

  8. Those flower colours are just glorious...we are coming into Winter here so not much colour in our garden at the moment! Those gnomes are truly are so talented...thanks for sharing with the Weekly Kid's Co-Op x


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