This was so much fun to do, I heartily encourage you to try it!
I know that garden so well that in some cases just a few little stitches were added to help "define" the plants, and I knew just where they should go. Plants include perennial sweet pea, santolina, sage, rosemary, borage and Veronica Blue annual salvia, nicotiana, daisies, lavender, and roses.
I did not use a hoop, but I did interface the cotton print with some woven fusible interfacing before I started stitching. I think this helped reduce "shrinkage" due to the stitching.
Now I am going to make the crazy quilt frame that is going to surround this image...