Tuesday, November 9, 2010

November in the Garden



You never know what the weather will be like in November and gardeners always hope for the best.  I'm one of those gardeners that refuse to cut down anything that the frost has yet to kill, so my gardening season usually ends late November, early December.  Each fall brings a surprise and this year it was an early summer Iris that decided to bloom again in November.   



Every Wednesday, during the month of October, I arranged and rearranged my flowers for piecing together.  My thoughts were all over the place and I kept straying from my original plan, before I knew it, it was November.  After all that wasted time, I went with my original plan and started stitching my flowers together last Saturday.  

It feels good to be back on track with Karen's Flower Garden and Wednesdays just can't come soon enough.  It makes my heart sing to see all the lovely flowers, each week, posted by Garden Party members.  And, it is very exciting to see some quilt tops close to being finished, others already finished with quilting well underway and even a few starting a second garden.

Until next time.....happy quilting!

Karen


Can we conceive what humanity would be if it did not know the flowers?
~Maurice Maeterlinck

31 comments:

Kate said...

Hi Karen...Your Garden is looking so good.What beautiful colours..It is always a pleasure to visit your Garden Party and have the chance to meet so many lovely gardeners...Kate xx

Cisca said...

Wat a wonderful blooming iris! Your fabric garden is blooming, too, lovely flowers!
Happy quilting, Cisca

Melody said...

I'm so glad you are posting about your hexie flowers again. I've missed seeing them. Have a great week.

Narelle said...

Your hexie garden is growing very nicely.
Gorgeous iris ... just right for Colourful Friday this week.

Paula said...

Hi Karen, the Iris is so lovely, and it is good to have you posting your flowers again, I was wondering if you were going to finish your gardening before posting :-) Your flowers are really blooming - beautiful.
Happy stitching

Theresa said...

Your garden is coming along beautifully Karen, those lovely warm colours are going to be wonderful to snuggle up in when it's completed. The gorgeous iris is a lovely late treat for the eyes.

Brigitte said...

Are you ever lucky having the iris bloom again. Our garden is almost dead but we do have some roses trying their last gasp in the front yard.
Your hexis are a lovely hue.
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Renata said...

Deine Stoffe und die Farben sind soooo schön!! Toll!

LG,
Renata

Gerda Hartman said...

Very nice to see your flowers again. Lovely colors.

Anne-Mette said...

Karen, your flower garden is going to be a wonderful garden :-). I better get "growing" some flowers today.

Wendy said...

Wow, what a beautiful Iris. I envy all you "real" gardners out there because, honestly, I can't grow anything. Maybe that's why I like hexie flowers so much. Can't kill those. I love the colors in your hexie flowers too!

pajudie said...

What a beautiful iris and welcome Fall surprise.
Judie

Valentina said...

I love how they are coming together, Karen! It is going to be a beauty!
:)

Raewyn said...

Your garden is looking beautiful!! I love the Iris photo too!!

Fiesta said...

lovely flowers Karen. I love your color selection.

Crispy said...

Yep, first instincts is usually the best and this is going to look fantastic!! I can't believe you have an iris growing!!

Crispy

Funoldhag said...

Wow, I don't believe an iris in November!! How super wonderful - it's gorgeous. And so are the hexie flowers. Love the way you are putting them together. Carol

Renate said...

We never had an iris in Novembre in our garden. But this year there are some roses. That gives some color in these rainy and grey days!
Renate

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Lovely Iris! I look forward to this event on Wednesday too! It is such a joy to visit others from all over the world! Thanks for sharing your pretty flowers all in a row! Carolyn :)

Sharon said...

That iris is amazing...where do you live? Thanks for sharing all your lovely fabric flowers as well, they are making a beautiful garden for you to enjoy when the snow is blowing!

Vivian said...

Lucky lady to have that gorgeous iris bloom this late in the year.
You're probably not told often enough how much we gardeners appreciate your organizing our hexagon adventures. It's a high point of my week, seeing what's blooming in everyone's garden.
It's not easy deciding on the layout. I'm indecisive every time I try to narrow my choices. Yours look lovely together.

Bozena Wojtaszek said...

It seems that we are "sisters in gardening" (although mine is on the balcony) - I also refuse to cut them until the frost and this year I'm awarded with nasturtium blooming NOW :)))

Joan said...

Beauuuutiful Iris - great photography... I do like the way your hexies are coming together...having made up my mind to sew mine together higgledy pigeldy I have again changed my mind...I will just keep sewing them together for the moment and decide later :)

foekie's fashion said...

Beautiful and nice colours.
Greetings from Joke

sunny said...

What a beautiful garden! I only hope that mine soon blooms into something that nice.

Stray Stitches said...

Your iris is gorgeous! I used to have about 50 iris in my garden including a couple of rebloomers. I miss them :( I love your hexie flowers all sewn together - you will have another wonderful garden soon!!

*karendianne. said...

Gosh that's such a luscious iris. How pretty. I like reading about the way you grow your garden!!! ;) ...and your own flowers are delightful! How pretty the fabrics. What a nice visit this has been over coffee. Warmly and with a kind, proper hug, *karendianne.

Susan said...

How lovely to be given an Iris at this time of year........

Marieke said...

That flower looks great! So does your hexies. Can't wait to see more, coming wednesday!

Dolly Cloth said...

Love your flowers ,love your site

Carrie P. said...

I hope to get back to my flowers soon. Your are lovely.