I love the ferny leaves on this variety and the bright pops of yellow
Yesterday I weeded around the plants and was amazed at how many plants I have now. There are a couple of different varieties. One of the plants has already bloomed. I will dead head that plant and maybe it will bloom again. Sometimes when I dead head instead of ‘cooking’ up my dye right away I will put the blossoms in a ziplock bag and freeze them. The flowers can sit until I have enough blossoms or until I have the time to simmer them.
The first year I grew this I used the blossoms to dye this shawl
Maybe this wasn’t the smartest move. I knit this shawl for my daughter’s wedding. I think I over heated the dye pot because instead of yellow I got a warm yellowy beige. My daughter hadn’t picked out her dress yet and when we went to shop she picked out a dress that would’t go with this shawl.
But it didn’t matter I love this pattern and quickly reknit it and resisted the temptation to throw it into the dye pot the second time around.
Unfortunately I don’t have any of the coreopsis yarn dyed but there are 13 other skeins — enter by leaving a comment. The drawing will be after May 13