My inspiration was a flower I discovered in the flower beds of Wegmans this past Spring. I saw them get planted and they immediately drew my eye. I had never seen anything quite like it.
I became obsessed with it! I had to stop and see it's growth every time I went to the store! Finally, my mother got sick of me talking about this flower and decided to call Wegmans Customer Care and ask what the name of the flower was. We contemplated creeping into the night to snag a sprout - but our moral character thought better. <grin>
The woman from Customer Care actually went out to the flower beds, with mom's vivid description of the flower and went hunting. A few hours later - she returned the call. She had to make a few phone calls, but found out the name of the flower was "Lantana" and was in fact available in a few locations near us!
Off we went - We finally found tiny, baby Lantana's, with just buds on the tips without any blooms. But the staff at the Garden Factory assured us we were looking at the right flower. 4 plants later - and some gypsum, peat moss, something something steriod fertilizer (I have no idea - my mom is the gardener) - they were planted, fed, watered and loved until they grew into these GORGEOUS bushels of Pink, Yellow and orange flowers.
And believe it or not - I am still keeping up with the clues that Bonnie Hunter posts for Easy Street - Mystery Monday Link Up I just love playing with all the pieces! This is by far NOT the solution to the mystery, as there are a few pieces I didn't use - but boy is it inspiring to move these things around my Design Wall. OH - It's Design Wall Monday Too! You can see more projects here -> Patchwork Times
This is so much fun! I can't wait until the next clue to come out on Friday! Aren't the colors amazing?
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