Sunday, July 17, 2011

*A Quilt Garden*…Mosaic Monday!

One of the prettiest gardens in the NC Arboretum is the Quilt Garden!

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And it was gorgeous the day we went!

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I’m not sure what all the flowers are…

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but a lot of them have markers…

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so it’s fun to learn new flowers each time we visit!

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I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend!

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I’m joining Mary at the dear little red house

for Mosaic Monday!

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I use Picassa to make mine!

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Is my hair flat?…I mean….Do you enjoy making mosaics?

44 comments:

black eyed susans kitchen said...

How lovely...it is amazing that the flowers have been put together in the garden to have the look of a quilt...I love this!

missing moments said...

beautiful gardens! Flat hair or not ... you're looking mighty fine!

Vee said...

You crack me up! ☺ (How about mine?) How perfect to have a mosaic all made so beautifully for you. A truly beautiful garden!

Pondside said...

No - mine's flat...I mean - Your hair is great and the quilt garden is amazing. What a treat it must have been to be there.

eileeninmd said...

What a neat idea..the quilt garden. it is beautiful. My hair is flat too. Have a wonderful week!

Diane Writes said...

Hi Diane! I haven't seen a garden with that concept. I love it based on your pictures.

Beth said...

Stunning gardens! Loved seeing it.
Beth

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I would love to have a garden like this. *dreamy*

laurie said...

oh I've never saw a flower quilt,, beautiful,,,

Mary said...

Oh what a gorgeous garden! And how cute you look!!! xoxo

Bernie said...

That is something special. What a great idea. The planting certainly works brilliantly.

Della said...

What beautiful gardens! You look amazing Diane!
Hugs!

A Garden of Threads said...

Amazing, a garden that combines two of my favorite things. Gardening and quilting. You look great!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

You look very colourful in the very colourful garden. V

Barbara F. said...

This garden is beautiful, I think I see lavender in there? Lovely mosaic. Picasa makes me a little crazy. I need to practice. xo,

ellen b. said...

How very cool this quilt garden is. You are cracking me up with your question at the end. My hair back east is never flat it goes whacky and shoots out in all directions! Great mosaics!

lila said...

Wow1 I love the colors in the quilt garden!
Maybe I should just sew one!LOL!

[I think it would be faster, and I wouldn't have to drag the hose around, either!]

Inspiring!

Jemm said...

That is one of the prettiest gardens I've ever seen. The color contrast is amazing!

Joanne said...

Very pretty!
thanks for sharing!
Blessings, Joanne

Riet said...

What a besutiful quilt garden and it certainly looks like it. Gorgeous.

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

Wow that is one beautiful garden and NO your hair is not flat, it's perfect!!
hugs,
paula:)

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Stunning garden! It definitely looks like a quilt, so nice. Your hair looks lovely and your blouse blends so nicely with the garden :)

michelle said...

What a beautiful garden and place to visit. What a perfect place to spend an afternoon. :)
xoxo

Jan said...

LOL, you are so funny Diane. I love short hair and flat is fine too. I have worn mine short now ever since I had the surgery on my hands. Can't do a lot of blow drying with your hands in casts don't cha know. heheh
The mosaic gardens are awesome. It would be so much fun to do something like that. I have the room and I might try arranging my strawbale garden is a mosaic fashion and plant accordingly to give the most in color and depth. I may even do a labrinyth . That would be fun. I little tough going for the lawn mower but I could manage.
Love your ice cream social too. I love Ice cream any time of year. They seem to have flavors that goes with all the seasons. Pumpkin in the fall and peppermint in winter. yum.
You look great, the Summer time has been kind to you. Have a great week,
hugs and blessings.
Jan

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I love the quilt garden!! What a wonderful place to stroll around! I wouldn't even bother with the names (of flowers)..., cause I'd forget them instantly -this has nothing to do with age, haha.

gillyflower said...

Hi Diane!
Thank you so much for leaving a comment on my blog and for becoming a follower - welcome!
Am so glad to find your blog here, and i love the photos you've shared of that wonderful quilting garden - amazing!
Gill x

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Thanks for showing us the gorgeous Quilt Garden! It's beautiful in pictures...I'm sure it's breathtaking in person.

Flora said...

Beautiful garden...

KAT said...

You and the garden are beautiful.
KAT

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This is such a pretty garden! I love the idea of making a 'quilt" pattern with flowers. Nope you hair looks fine! I have the frizzies form all our humidity so yiour hair is what I'd love to have!

Teagarden said...

Thanks for sharing this quilted garden!
Have a nice week!
Markus

GardenofDaisies (Gayle) said...

That is such a lovely garden. What a wonderful way to spend the day. And your hair looks just fine!!

Ms. Bake-it said...

You are too funny! What a beautiful garden!

~ Tracy

Dianne said...

What a beautiful garden! I so envy you being able to go to such lovely places! When you get back to Florida I would love to visit some cool places with you!

JG said...

It must be so pleasant walking in the garden! It's gorgeous! A wonderful way to get ideas on specific plants to grow.
~Judy

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh my goodness this garden is so unique!! It is just beautiful!

Kasia said...

This is great! Wish we had something so cool here! :D What a sweet way of making a garden. :)

Hugs,

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

It's beautiful and it has been years since we have been there. I think I need to see it again in person.

Mama Zen said...

How pretty!

Sheila said...

The quilt garden is wonderful and I enjoyed the walk through with you. thanks so much !

LibbiesHome said...

Now I want to turn my backyard into this kind of garden. That is really lovely!

M.Kate said...

I love making mosaics too and use Picassa also. Should join one soon :) and I love your hair! I've got long hair and will get it chopped off soon, shorter hair is easier to maintain. I've been enjoying reading all your wonderful posts!!!

M.Kate said...

I love making mosaics too and use Picassa also. Should join one soon :) and I love your hair! I've got long hair and will get it chopped off soon, shorter hair is easier to maintain. I've been enjoying reading all your wonderful posts!!!

bluebirdsandbutterflies said...

Hi Diane,
You look wonderful! You made us all smile with the flat hair comment---my hair is different everyday and definitely can be flat if I don't do my little regimen. I think your hair looks cute! I LOVE the garden photos! So pretty! I think my neighbor across the street has a couple of the flowers in the photo. The purple looks like lavender which I love. A couple of the photos look like the scene could be in France...so beautiful! What a great place to visit! xoxo Kim