Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Ness Gardens

Visited Ness Gardens yesterday afternoon and the sun came out for a couple of hours. The gardens are really looking beautiful. I took so many photographs.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tulipa 'Talitha'

Tulipa 'Talitha'
Fringed Group, Liliaceae
This painting in watercolour and gouache was based on photographs I took at Keukenhof  Gardens in Holland. The gardens are a delight for tulip lovers. The 'Talitha' tulips stand out from the crowds because of their spectacular fringes. These are the first part of the plant to show signs of fading and the contrast of colours really show them to advantage.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Success with Tulips

I love Tulips, but when I plant them out in my garden they never appear. I don't know what I do wrong, maybe they get eaten. Last year I decided to try planting some in pots.
Success, I have some Tulips. Now I need to buy more pots.