My Saponaria or soapwort is in full bloom and it always makes me smile at the little rocky patch in the dogyard!
When we had the sit'n sew, I asked Cindy if I might take home one baby quilt and free motion quilt it and bring it back instead of tying it. She agreed, and I did a simple meander on all those psychedelic flowers with a wavy scroll on the turquoise gingham border. I like it! I teased with the group that this baby will awaken from it's nap and say, "Groovy, man, let's smoke some reefer!" The fabric is so 1960's retro!
I have a question for those of you who may know plants. There is a lovely weed with yellow flowers that grows on the edge of the lawn. It is not buttercup, but I have no idea what it is. Do you know it?
Also, on Mother's Day, I got a real thrill when my never-ever-had-a-blossom, 17 year-old wisteria vine produced a single flower! It was the only one, but it BLOOMED!!!!! Wheeeeeeeeee!!!
All last year, I fertilized it with a super phosphate once a month from April to September, and it paid off! So I'm fertilizing it again this year, too.
My husband, Felix and I are still best friends after 40+ years of marriage. Although we have no kids, we spoil our dog rotten on our 20+ acre hobby farm in beautiful downtown Gilmanton Iron Works, New Hampshire, U.S.A.