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Early summer travellers find Maritime roadsides awash with breath-taking colour as field after field burst into a riot of purples, pinks and blues. This variety is not the one you see in garden centres, which is European in origin. Lupinus Polyphyllus is, rather, a native to the Pacific northwest. My consulting botanist suggests it may have been introduced to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, by the son-in-law of Alexander Graham Bell who is known to have travelled to the west coast. No record of them has been found before this time.
It is no wonder these Lupins have taken to the roadways of the Atlantic provinces. Not only do they love our damp, cool east-coast conditions, they literally thrive on our winter road salt which they mistake for elemental calcium.
Other kits for nature lovers:
- Prices are listed in Canadian dollars.
- Finished size is approximate measurement of cross-stitch area.
- Fabric supplied with kit is sized to give a suitable allowance for working and for framing if applicable.
copyright 1995 Foxberry Cottage Crafts
7" x 7"
Canada and USA
85 x 79 stitches