Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Pomegranates and flowers

I love Dijanne Cevaal's Pomegranates and was amused to read that she ended up stitching them so intently that they became more time-consuming than she wanted. We all find that it is easy to get caught up in the stitching and spend way more time than intended. At any rate, I find the little pomegranates with their seeds and stitched details, elaborately stitched backgrounds, lovely colors, and "Cevaal" look so charming.

Some fall pots. Not much selection at Lowe's yesterday, but these little asters and dianthus were pretty. Other early morning shot of Chinese Chives -- invasive little buggers -- but so welcome at this time of year.


  1. Oh, I have some of those chives. I was lopping off the flowers for a while but gave up. They must be very hardy plants to thrive in my garden.

    Thanks for pointing me to the pomegranites. Very nice. Like 'em a lot.

  2. :) Rian, I believe Chinese/Garlic chives are akin to roaches, and I spend hours every year digging them up to make sure they don't take over the yard. Good points: late season flowering, thrive with no care and little or no water, and taste good.

    Dijanne does wonder work, but these pomegranates appeal to me in thread and myth...

  3. I have a whole bunch of chives that are flowering this year too. The bees and the flies just love them, so I have to be careful not to disturb them, so they don't decide to follow me around. This is the first year I've noticed this much flowering, and this many insects.

  4. Mine flower their heads off in good soil or baked clay, and yes, they are a great attraction for bees.

    If I were going to naturalize a field, I'd plant Chinese chives, Queen Anne's lace, and Homestead verbena.
    In two years, it would be a glory of purple and white. Or maybe I'd switch the Homestead verbena for Bee Balm (Monarda) and have red and white.


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