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Thursday, March 21, 2019

New Zealand Fuchsia Stitchery Block

My final New Zealand Botanical stitchery block is now completed, designed by Jenny Hunter.   The bright purply-red bell shaped flowers have stamens laden with intense blue sticky pollen.

My final NZ Botanical stitchery block

Photo bombed by Gemma

Kotukutuku  is considered to be the world’s largest fuchsia. In damp forest it can grow to 12m tall and form a trunk over 1m in diameter. It is one of New Zealand’s few truly deciduous trees, losing its leaves in winter in all but the warmest areas. Attractive, small flowers appear between August and December. They change from greenish-yellow to purple-red. The flowers are rich in nectar and are visited by honey-eating birds, especially tui, bellbirds and silvereyes.

8 comments:

Sheryl said...

Hi Jenny this is so beautiful ,stunning work my friend,and your story about the flower was very interesting,thankyou for sharing with us xx

Kate said...

It would be amazing to see a fuchsia as large as you describe. Well done, you, for finishing your blocks.

loulee said...

I see it meets the required standard then! LOL Cats do like to join in dont they?

Michelle Ridgway said...

I am loving all these blocks. This one is so lovely Jenny x

Tired Teacher said...

I've enjoyed seeing each block being stitched and reading the description of the plants when the blocks were finished.

Karen S said...

Lovely work on your fuchsia block and well done getting to the last one.

Janice said...

They sound gorgeous. I love fuchsias. Now you will have fun setting all of your blocks. I'm looking forward to seeing what you create. What hand stitching will you work on during your travels now?

Gretchen Weaver said...

Beautiful blocks, the actual trees sound lovely. Have a wonderful stitching week.