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  • Daffodil – Colored Pencil

    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 to […]

  • Flowering Dogwood – 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 the […]

  • Coneflower – Colored Pencil

    Coneflower – Colored Pencil

    I had a lot of fun creating the Lily of the Valley piece I shared the other day, so I decided to make another piece of that type. I am thinking I might make a series out of these. Today I created a Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) study. I love how bright the colored pencil […]

  • Zinnias, Pastel Pencil

    Zinnias, Pastel Pencil

    Zinnias are one of my favorite types of flowers. Late summer, early autumn is one of my favorite times of the year, and that is when Zinnias shine. These jewel toned beauties remind me of those last, long sweet days of summer right before the air gets crisp. I love the mix of colors, sizes […]

  • Air Plants

    Air Plants

    Playing with houseplants is one of my favorite ways to garden over the winter. It is not nearly the same as being outside for sure, but I enjoy sprucing up my houseplants this time of year. It is a great time to freshen the soil in existing plants, moving some up to larger pots or […]

  • Forcing Paperwhites

    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 release […]