May 11


 


 Woad in bloom. Simple and swetly scented.


 


It looks a little weedy next to the fancy tulips, but it's just as precious to me.

 

April 18


 April is the change-iest month! This is how things looked last Sunday.


 

Cold woad plant


 

Poor daffodils


Chilly scilla


T    Today the serviceberry is about to bloom.


And the daffodils are fine!


 

April 11

Bloodroot  ( Sanguiria canadensis)


After such a long winter, the garden in  April is a thrill!


 


 May apples  (Podophyllum peltatum)


The May apples begin like little umbrellas


 


 Red Trillium (Trillium erectum)


These trilliums will have gorgeous garnet-red blooms


 


Scilla


 


 This patch of blue began as a dozen little bulbs many years ago..


 


Woad (Isatis tinctoria)

Testing the germination of some woad seeds. Despite cold, wet and windy weather, so far, so good.

July

 So far, July has been packed with projects and flowers



 Indigo and cochineal shibori scarves


 


Hand-spun silk yarn dyed with  woad


More Naturally dyed embroidery silks


 


Inspiration!


 

Woad in bloom

The woad plants are in full bloom. The masses of flowers are as bright as sunlight. To me they smell like honey.





Woad is bold in every stage. The large seeds are colorful, with hints of purple and green.



Woad seeds    


Happy volunteer


 


Top-heavy with yellow

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