I decided I wanted to look for a few flowers that had more than just shades of one colour and thought pink and purple would be a good place to start. That led me down a path I didn’t expect at all!
What did I stumble across? An exotic flower! Exotic to me, that is, as it’s definitely not something that we’d see growing here in Southern Ontario. It’s called nightfire hibiscus and is absolutely stunning. There are lots of photographs of it to be found on the Internet, but this link is to one of the best photos I’ve found so far.
I tried to resist the call of that exotic bloom, but that was an exercise in futility. Last night I spent some time choosing fabrics and getting the shapes printed for a nightfire hibiscus. My Gardens Gone Wild quilt has either truly gone wild and exotic or I’ve begun a second Ribbons Flower quilt, being a hothouse flower quilt. Only time will tell! I really enhanced this photo, trying to show the lines printed on my fabrics.
I’m still working on the delphinium and have the fabrics ready to print for the shaggy orange coneflower, as well as a petunia and a sorbet peony. I have spent countless hours the past two days looking at pictures of flowers, but nothing has grabbed my imagination anywhere near as much as that glorious hibiscus – at least not yet.
“Exotic Garden Supplies”
Jake wasn’t avoiding having his picture taken yesterday. That always feels like such a bonus.
Baxter, of course, never turns down the chance to pose for a picture.