All tagged botanical sketchbook
This milkweed grows in our front yard, by our driveway in the summer. I always look for monarch butterfly cocoons but I haven’t seen one yet! Maybe I need more milkweed plants? I wish it would spread but that whole area is surrounded by hostile and rapidly spreading ground elder that I will one day deal with when I don’t have small children (HA)
This bleeding heart plant came with our house and grows (grew) along the side of the garage. Shortly after I took the photo references in 2017 my husband and father-in-law dumped a bunch of dirt on it during the winter without asking me and destroyed it. (And then my husband had the nerve to suggest to me that we should invest in more perennial plants. Grrr.) I’m still hopeful it will come back one day!
I saw these gorgeous Irises at the Laking Garden of the Royal Botanical Gardens near our house (we have a membership - it's amazing for toddlers, dogs, and botanical painters alike!).
Since the first buds started to pop out in the spring I have been steadily working on my botanical sketchbook. After the first few sketches...