Back in the 1980s these flowers were very popular in Germany. I don’t know if this was also in the case in other countries but you can find them on the internet even nowadays. I made lots of them, mainly for colleagues, and these are the only ones I kept. But I have a couple of supplies left which will be used in an experimental way.
Another visit to the Botanical Gardens yesterday and a great batch of new shots –
Jade vine (Strongylodon macrobotys)
Gaillardia (?), beginning to bloom
Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera), seed pod
Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera)
Desert candle (Eremurus himalaicus)
Chives (Allium schoenoprasum)
Variegated-leaf hardy kiwi (Actinidia kolomikta)
Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum)
Oxford rampion (Phyteuma scheuchzeri)
Bird of paradise flower (Strelitzia regina)
Cotton (Gossypium), flower
Golden barrel cactus (Echinocactus grusonii)
Blue lotus/water lily (Nymphaeae caerulea)
The unusual blue-green one is a jade vine which is currently blooming in the greenhouse. Hover over the pictures for the other names.
I’m sitting here with my windows and door open. The soft breeze is bringing in the smell from the nearby field.
After a lot of needlework it’s time for something different. Here’s one of my photographs, digitally transformed into a pastel drawing. I wish I had the skill to do that with real pastels. 🙂