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Waterlily

Beautiful Nymphaea to catch the eye in the Waterlily House at Kew.

Waterlily

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Only less than 24 hours to paint this vibrant plant., the day lily. Time enough – just!

Day Lily

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They’re back. Colourful and edible. Now a firm favourite:

Vase-and-flowers

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Are the most enticing spaces the ones which are the ones labled, ‘Private Keep Out’?

Stairs

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Fine Strelitzia in the greenhouses at the Cambridge Botanic Gardens. Really striking as the bracts are formed like birds’ beaks with plumage-like flowers. Almost escapees from a Jurassic park? Fun to paint….

Bird-of-Paradise

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This decorative plant is a type of sunflower – using a limited palette it almost looks as if it is on fire….

Cardoon

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Aka the paddle¬† or desert cabbage this succulent belongs to the crussulaceae family. It has red tinged edges, especially when there’s enough sunlight around. In summer it can have a yellow flower, but as it’s winter it has borrowed a primrose…..

(Looking forward to more Georgia O’Keefe exhibitions.)

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