Sunday, September 20, 2009
I had to run home for a second during lunch and just happened to glance outside on my deck where I have many of the flowers. This beautiful orange blossom immediately caught my eye! I grabbed the pot and put it in the car to take it back to work and show it off. The stink was outrageous!!! I've never seen anything so beautiful to stink so badly!
Monday, September 14, 2009
My photos are dissapointing... I assume because I took them inside under unflattering light. I'll work on getting better ones!
My digital "paintings" always appear darker and not as vibrant as the actual plant... but I'm trying to replicate the older plant "illustration" art and they were always faded.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Over the past few years, I've put pots of passion flowers on top of our file cabinet where we have our patient's records. It's a bright room and has a normal "double" window right beside it. I've been surprised how well they usually do there. To be more specific.... they at least "live". There isn't much growth (probably because I had them in small pots and didn't fertilize them at all for a couple of years) and no flowers. I'm just happy to not have killed them. I only had about five different ones. Now, I'm up to ~73 plants! So, .... I'm learning how to better take care of them and hopefully have them thrive and maybe even bloom during the winter!!!
...but, anyway.... that is where I will have many of my plants in the next couple of weeks. Two of the ones I have already brought has bloomed! Passiflora 'Raspberry Strudel' had five blooms on Wednesday and today, Passiflora violetta had two blooms!
When I got home, I found Passiflora 'Jeanette' blooming in my kitchen! It was a beautiful surprise! Every other petal is a different color and the inside has such a dark, deep purple!
Monday, September 7, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Passiflora 'Crimson tears' and Passiflora 'Elizabeth' will probalby be blooming tomorrow! They both have buds almost opened, this evening!
Yesterday, I spent several hours repotting all of my passion flowers. I have them seperated into categories of where they will over-winter.... either at my home, at work, or at Mom's in her sun room! They'll be babied no matter where they go.
I was looking forward to painting this zinnia because of all the different pink hues and especially the brown faded splotches! I figured...
Fuschias are one of my favorite flowers. I have overwintered probably ~25 or more. Now's the time of year I need to repot and trim the...
Never have I yet to have had such a time with a study as I did with this little purple iris! The main problem was trying to find the perfec...
I'm taking Dianne Sutherland's new ROSE class! I'm at the very beginning where she asks us to paint a rose with leaf. I really...