dinsdag 10 mei 2011

Caterpillar versus Polygonatum

Today I can finally show the whole "Caterpillar"
The new owner (Rina) came this morning to collect it !

Caterpillar versus Polygonatum

The extra leaves stand out nicely, just as I intended to
and just like they do on the real Solomon's seal.

(These are the Solomon's seals last Sunday
in Arboretum Trompenburg.
They are much bigger than the wild ones I used to have
in my garden,
so two years ago I bought a few plants there)

The butterfly at the top is matching the quilt colour,
because I never really saw the butterflies that
come from those gray green caterpillars ...

And guess what : Rina loves gardening too !
So we had a lot more to talk about
ánd I could give her some of my plants she liked

Especially for Rina
this Iris, which was still closed in the morning 
but opened beautifully this afternoon
when the sun returned after a well recieved rainy night.

"Purple Haze"
(a name well chosen, I think !)

6 opmerkingen:

  1. Wonderful art quilt. Beautifully done. Gilly

  2. Boy oh boy, Els - I love this piece! The stand-out leaves are outstanding!

  3. I love this. I wish I could send you some Solomon's Seal. As much as I love it, it is getting a little too greedy and taking more than its fair share of the gardens. The Purple Haze iris is gorgeous. Is it a Japanese Iris?

  4. Beautiful quilt, Els...so thoughtful...