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I'm a lover of vintage times and simple elegance of another era. I'm waiting a while for my special little farmhouse. While I'm waiting, I'm making good use of my time creating lovlies with my crochet hook n thread or yarn, and baking and cooking from scratch for my family.

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Take your needle my child and
work at your pattern it will come out a
rose by and by. Life is like
stitch at a time taken patiently.

~Oliver Wendell Holmes 1867~

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Monday, May 9, 2011

A surprise in the garden... My Simple Joy

Last year I had the notion to plant some seed of the "Money Plant" Silver Dollar, what have  you..It was late in the season, I planted the little seeds  with a wing and prayer...nothing happened..nothing grew. I thought maybe they had blown away, or that I planted them in a bad place and they didn't take. 
Forward to this Spring...I initially thought this was a weed, before the flowers. but left it because I remembered that I did plant there. Then the lovely flowers came. Well, maybe the wrong seeds in the packet? It is pretty so I left it.  I looked it up, and sure enough these are the flowers which appear before the seed pods, which are the Silve Dollars...How bout that?  There are 2 plants here, I have no idea how many SD I will get..but a what a joy anyhow..I bought more seeds this year and started from seeds again, and these will go out by the "flowerbed"...
I'll post more about these when the pods neat..


Barbara Bradford said...

Oh wow how pretty... gosh now you made me think I wonder how many times I have forgotten what I planted and where.. Perhaps they came up the next year. I never label my garden and at my age I suppose I should..

Gloria said...

What a beautiful gift and treasure. The color of these is magnificent.

vikki said...

hi..I may have to try the box garden. I wish I would have known you were wanting that book..ultimate doilies..I have 2 copies..I have made the gentle wind pattern. It is very pretty. I used white and ecru. It is on my list of to make..only I think I want to do it in ecru and maybe some shade of blue..