Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New Blooms & Mother Goose

It's Wednesday already, I can't believe how time flies!
Here are some new flowers in the garden, the above photo shows two types of salvia and a burgundy penstemon in the back. I'm mad about salvias lately.

Lovely Delphinium. I think this would make a nice watercolor painting.

A new addition to my garden, Persian Cornflower.

Yarrow with a Scotch broom in tha background.

I love the delicate pink flowers on this toadflax.

In PFATT we are having a Mother Goose Challenge this week.
My favorite rhyme as a child was "Banbury Cross" and I have always wanted to incorporate this theme into a piece of artwork. Here is my painting of the "fine lady upon a white horse". I wanted it to have a whimsical Rennaissance feel. Be sure to search Ebay for PFATT and see what our other members have created!

Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross
To see a fine lady upon a white horse
With rings on her fingers and bells on her toes
She shall have music wherever she goes


Kath said...

I live not far from Banbury in England, which is wear my sister in law lives. Every time I visit, from now on, I shall think of the beautiful image you painted.

Copper fox gallery said...

I love your garden Jen!!!
You are way ahead of me here in CAnada LOLOLOL

Lisa Nelson's Art, Bucks County Designs said...

Hi Jennifer - your garden is so far ahead of ours yet you really aren't that far away. It's gorgeous! I loved Banbury Cross too - heard it last year again on TeleTubbies of all places. Your painting is lovely - have fun with the challenge!

DeLaRenaissance said...

Jen, what beautiful garden photos!

You did an excellent job capturing the Renaissance look! What a gorgeous piece!!

Rue said...

I always loved this rhyme too. Love the painting!

Your garden is blooming amazingly well! We are a bit behind with the cooler weather we've been having.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

What a delightful garden and I love that Persian cornflower. Salvias are always a treat and provide such wonderful color to any garden.

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Beautiful painting!

I was doing some weeding this morning and discovered that in one of my pathways I have dwarf toadflax popping up everywhere - the seeds must have blown out of the area I planted it last year. They are so cute! If only the deer don't eat them all...

Faerie Moon Creations said...

I so love seeing all your garden photos each week. We have the same color Scotch broom in our yard, as well as a yellow one. I love them so much. We are still in the process of planting our gardens, but we did pick up some lovely plants last weekend. I'm happy to say that the trailing verbena is doing quite well. We've never tried it before, and it bloomed immediately.
I LOVE your painting! It really represents the faerie tale so well. Enjoy the rest of the week! Theresa

^..^Corgidogmama said...

You have ALL of the flowers that I've always wanted to plant!
Don't you just love those names?
Beautiful garden!

Lin said...

Your garden is really something as well as your art. Is there anything you do poorly???!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I was just looking back through your beautiful blog. You are very talented, I just love the painting.
Your garden is so pretty. I have Persian Cornflower and just love it