Road Trip 8 Alnwick Garden- Earth 2
We were wandering around the Ornamental Garden.
Feel free to unwrap your sandwiches and have a picnic while at your computer.
Admiring the tulips.
I was enchanted with the way the light shone through the petals.
Just imagine it in full Summer.
Pearl embellishment embroidery.
I think there must be a dovecote nearby. These little chaps were content to sunbath as people walked around. I wish they would teach the turtle doves how to behave in my garden. At the moment the pair are far too skittish. I feel guilty when I open the door and they flap off.
Anyone else thinking frayed edge applique?
Anyone know of a fabric like this?
I get so much inspiration from nature.
These 2 rebels were in an otherwise white bed of tulips.
Red and cream is such a great colour combination.
I’m sure you could get a batik fabric like this.
This was my favourite of all the tulips. I had never seen one like this before. It reminded me of the glow of a dying fire.
If anyone knows the name do let me know so I can hunt it down with all the tenacity of Arnold Schwartznegger as Terminator.
My grandmother had these in red and yellow with the dark chocolate centres in her front garden. They suddenly popped up the Spring after the Elm tree got cut down because of Dutch Elm Disease in the 70s.
This triffid is a cardiocrinum giganteum yunnanense a giant Himalayan Lily.
The leaves alone are gorgeous! I made a little note in my book. I don’t know where I would put it, or what it would go with, but oooooo!
I leave you with these delicate blossoms and the varigated Forget-me-not.
Next time we will visit the Poison Garden. I hope you’ve finished your sandwiches.
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