This is one of the rose bushes in back. I trimmed it which made it decided to bloom profusely in one place! The buds come out rather orange/peach and as the rose blooms and gets bigger it goes from that to peach to a light cream and then yellow. It is quite amazing to see...and they are so fragrant.
This little gem is lovely, but have no clue what it is. Each purple flower on the stem looks something like a snap dragon. It also resembles what is known as Bear's Breeches, or Acanthus Mollis...except the leaves don't at all. Just the stem of flowers.
This is the top view.
I finished six rows of the darker green on the edge, and a row of the black, and am now starting on the cream color again like the center. I think instead of increasing each color section by one row I will stick with the six on the cream if I decide to do another two colors. Otherwise, will do seven and finish it. It really is pretty. Right now it is about 32 inches across.
As soon as I finish this I am back to the hippo!
I put together a video on a Long Loop Double Crochet for someone on Ravelry (not my discovery, just could not find the other persons video). I finally learned how to upload them, so now can do some for the blog. Would like to show my Air Crochet on a video as it seems to lose something in the written translation! That will be a project for another day.
Enjoy your day.