Daffodil – Colored Pencil

Today’s “botanical bright” is Daffodils! Now I’m really longing for spring.  Daffodils (Narcissus) really are true signs of spring. I get so excited once the snow melts and you can see the tips of their leaves sticking up out of the ground. Once that happens you know that spring has finally arrived.  I love toContinue reading “Daffodil – Colored Pencil”

Flowering Dogwood – Colored Pencil

Today I have a third piece for what I’m dubbing the “Botanical Brights” collection. I must have spring on my mind because today’s piece is Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida).  I love Dogwood trees because of their open, airy canopy. They are a perfect mid-sized tree in the landscape. Dogwoods grow fairly well here in theContinue reading “Flowering Dogwood – Colored Pencil”

Forcing Paperwhites

Forcing Paperwhites I was gifted a Paperwhite kit and I am finally getting around to starting it! Paperwhites (Narcissus papyraceus) are a bulb native to the Mediterranean area of the world and are in the same plant family as Daffodils. They are pretty common for indoor planting, called forcing, in the winter months. They releaseContinue reading “Forcing Paperwhites”