In honor of all the fireworks displays that will be set off on the 4th, here’s a botanical fireworks. I have no idea what this six foot tall plant is; most likely a weed, given its size. It could be fun to embroider the bursts of stalks that radiate from the center.
Around Here Week 26
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Perfect plant for the day. It would be lovely in thread work or play. Happy 4th!
I think it has a 1950s Sputnik vibe. Giant alien plants.
This series is generating an awful lot of quilt ideas–you’ll be busy . . .
I did this series in part so I could never say I have no ideas. Maybe I should be careful what I wish for.
My first thought was, what a great idea! My second was, I hope that’s not a giant hogweed!
I don’t know that it is, but you’ll want to do a double check and please be careful.
After a moment’s panic I studied the look-alikes section of the DEC website. I think what I photographed is Angelica, not giant hogweed. The plant in question was growing along the towpath near my house, about ten feet from the path. I don’t venture off that path due to fear of snakes and bogs. I’ll look for it when I walk this week to see if it’s blooming.
The giant hogweed has flattened heads, like a queen Anne’s lace. Yours has rounded flower heads. That is a little reassuring. Take a look at the leaves, too. Likely it’s not the bad one, but it’s worth the caution!