My daughter and her family have been away for a few days and I wanted to put some flowers on the table to greet them on their return, but right now my garden doesn’t have much to offer. (Must do something about that for next year.)
Sometimes something quick and simple hits the spot nicely.
and I like the way the fennel echoed the spectacular light fitting in their sitting room
Fascinated by the delicate lines of the fennel flower heads I had a play with them against a rust-dyed background
Placing a piece of glass over them to flatten them against the fabric.
Now it is decision time – do I recreate these shapes in stitch, or paint, or try some other method, using them as a resist. My sister suggests Brusho paints – I had never heard of them before, so that is an exciting new media to experiment with.
I am also wondering about using the Cyanotype Process, but that would take some practice. I am going to allow the thought to bubble away on the back burner of my mind for a while.
Onto the Irises – I am including this bit as a Garden Diary entry to help me remember the names of the new Irises I have just received from Chailey Irises
4 new Irises
Grindelwald, white, fragrant, mid to late flowering with some blue markings
Hi, white, mid season and fragrant
Summertime Blues, pale blue and highly scented
Raspberry Blush, pink with a long flowering season
Irises are my favourite flower, especially when they are scented. I love their sculptural shapes and the way they look like flamboyant dancers with wide wavy skirts. I have cleared a patch of ground to fill with irises and bulbs, these are the first ones to go in – looking forward to Spring!
Now to think about planting for some colour in August. I look forward to seeing what others have in their vases for inspiration – I need something perennial, bug and slug resistant and low maintenance.