Monday, 30 May 2011
weird and wonderful
Wow, there were some amazing displays at Chelsea Flower Show this year and I went down there with my camera eager for new inspiration for my art work. Now, I'm usually drawn to traditional cottage-style planting, delphiniums, lavenders, herbs, hollyhocks, fox-gloves and daisies, but this year what caught my eye the most were the brighter, more unusual tropical plants! There were some fantastic and very unusual plants that I hadn't really seen before, birds of paracdise, palms trees, big leafy green plants, with curly, spiky and frizzy foliage, and the colours were amazing too.... lots of ideas stored in the idea-bank in my head now!!