Hand and machine stitching Plantscape of Mountain Laurel. Created using linen and wool fabric and cotton thread. Metal loop hangers stitched on back. This miniature art quilt measures 11”x10”.
"She is like mountain laurel, a breath of fresh air, a bird on the wing, or a flower so rare, like the dew on the grass, at mornings first light, aurora borealis on a early fall night..."- Harry Bryant
This shade-tolerant North American shrub has gorgeous flowers that bloom in late spring and early summer. A close relative of rhododendrons and azaleas, it’s an excellent choice for a shady garden. It’s also evergreen, so even after the blooms have faded, its leathery deep green foliage provides a welcome sign of life. Even in the coldest winter weather, when rhododendron leaves have curled in on themselves, mountain laurel remains bravely open to the elements.