I'm using a pattern in a book called "Miss Rosie Quilts" by Kim Deihl. It has 36 stars in the center bordered by flying geese and then another pieced border. Lots of cutting. Now I need to take the stars down and trim them before I sew them together. I also need to cut for another 70 flying geese tomorrow.
This plant is 12 years old. My sisters Barb and Janet bought it for me at the State Farmers Market in August 2000. John had been in and out of the hospital so many times that year so they drove down from NYS for a few days to lend moral support.
There is a huge Lantana in front of it. I think that is what really attracts all the butterflies. We've had a lot of hot weather this summer and fortunately we've been getting rain when we need it too. We need to get out and trim some of this growth when it's a little cooler.