Sunday, March 29, 2015

Colour inspiration from the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show

I have well and truly stocked up on spring bulbs after visiting the very busy Flower & Garden Show, now I just need a few spare moments to get them planted into the garden! 

This pretty palette of colours might be something to consider for next summer / autumn plantings.

The Yates Garden stand featured an impressive mix of native and exotic plantings. Another great colour palette to consider too....

A beautiful patch of meadow blooms grown from seed.

The 5000 Poppies project

And yet another stunning palette featuring plantings of deep burgundy, berry red, black and creamy white grasses and flowers.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Coral tones

A leafy textile design painted in a coral palette of Winsor & Newton watercolours - Opera Rose, Scarlet Lake and Quinacridone Red.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Daisy Drift

A drift of daisies collected from my garden and painted in watercolour. My favourites are the brightly coloured paper daisies (grown from seed) from Western Australia - they flower for most of the year.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Summer Blues and Pinks

The bees seem to enjoy the blue coloured flowers in the garden most of all. Before the heat kicks in again next week, I have a few blue hued plant purchases to add to the messy mix this weekend!

The first bloom of the Dahlia crop. 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Robinia Leaves

A watercolour painting inspired by the lush green canopy of the robinia trees growing along the back fence of the garden.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Red Box Eucalyptus Leaves

A watercolour design featuring the heart shaped leaves of the Eucalyptus polyanthemos, 
commonly known as Red Box, a eucalyptus found throughout central Victoria and NSW.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Springtime at Lucindale

With Summer officially kicking in on Monday, it's high time I uploaded a few snaps of my springtime garden with its new residents - Daphne and Violet the guinea fowls (named after where I picked them up from, Daphne Street in Violet Town, North East Victoria)  I'm not entirely convinced they are both females as they are yet to produce any eggs, although a loitering brown snake may have something to do with that.... 
Daphne and Vince perhaps?