Saturday, July 19, 2008

A Hostess Gift for Dragonfly Craft’s Blogging Sleepover

Dragonfly Crafts' Blogging Sleepover Party is going strong. We're having a ton of fun and Fiona is a gracious hostess.

My hostess gift offering is a few flowers I found on vacation.

I bought this book at The Botanical Gardens at Asheville to help identify my flower discoveries.

I’m not sure that this is really categorized as a wildflower, but I thought this Lily at the Biltmore House Winery in Asheville was simply gorgeous.

This lovely butterfly posed prettily on daisies in the yard of the lake house where we were staying in North Carolina.

This Jack-in-the-Pulpit found in wooded area near the lake house is my very best find.

Mountain Laurel was everywhere.

Plant I found at Biltmore House Winery—I’ve no clue what it is, so I’ve named it “Scary Plant.” UPDATE: turns out this plant is called love-is-in-the-mist or Nigela, more information may be found here.

© 2008 Dub Scroggin

This small wild Iris was found in Asheville on the edge of a creek.

I bought this book from the two authors at their booth during the Fourth of July Weekend Craft Fair and Fundraiser Breakfast in Cashiers, N.C. They had a gorgeous quilt on exhibit which featured every one of their designs. I wish I’d photographed their quilt.

One author took the photographs and the other developed the cross-stitch charts. You can get a copy of this book at Catch the Spirit of


Quirky said...

Such lovely flowers.

Storybook Woods said...

Okay I know I know the name of that scary plant. It is floating around in my head. If I remember I will come back. Love Clarice

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much June, It's just what we needed and they are just so beautiful.... The books look very helpful.

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Good to start catching up. I always like seeing what you are up to!

Happy Belated Anniversary!

((hugs)) Rosie

Pat said...

Hi June

Looks like the blogging sleepover is fun!

Your flowers are so unusual and pretty except, of course, the scary looking one! LOL

Hugs. Pat

Elise said...

I found your blog via Storybook Woods and I love it!! You have such great ideas. I just looked thru your Oct. archives as I am in the mood for Fall. You are just super!!
Hope you don't mind if I add you to my favorites...

Anonymous said...

June, what a delightfully full trip that was. I'm really enjoying reading all about your trip and seeing some of the sights and discoveries.


Cat said...

Those flowers are gorgeous. What an awesome book and wonderful idea - flowers and their cross-stitch counterpart.


Beth from Upstate NY said...

I think your "scary plant" is Love-in-a-Mist that has gone to seed. The flower is a lovely lake blue.

Julie said...

Those love in the mist flowers grow really easily from seed, just collect he pods, let them dry and crush them over the soil where you would like them to grow. I have them in my garden and they just keep coming up every year, they are really pretty.