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Summer Sarracenia

Having finally gotten over the pest-induced setbacks from earlier this year (with the help of some Cold-War-era biological warfare chemicals), the pitchers are finally starting to come around. 20 more words


Sonic beacons in the forest

I recently went to see the flowering of a giant, the titan arum. Its Latin name translates a little graphically as the “giant misshapen penis,” after the inflorescence that extends from the centre of the flower reaching up to 3m in height. 597 more words

The Most Gifted of All

When I posted yesterday’s Book of July about Holt Pond, I didn’t give a thought to the fact that I’d be venturing there this morning. My friend, Ursula, had asked me to join her for a pre-hike to check on the orchids in bloom. 469 more words


The Trio / oil

They’re standing in the hot sun on the edge of the pond. The 1st few days I worked on this painting, it was rainy and cloudy, which kept it from getting too hot. 164 more words


Pitcher Plants / charcoal study and drawing story

The Pitcher Plants are my favorites in the garden! I’ll never get tired of drawing them.

I’m planning to do a painting with 3 plants and call it “The Trio”. 187 more words


BLOOM 2015

Bloom In the Park is Ireland’s largest horticultural and food festival. For five days over the June bank holiday weekend, a portion of Dublin’s Phoenix Park is turned into a festive wonderland of gardens, floral displays, artisan food, entertainment and, for the last three years, the very best in Irish botanical and floral art. 254 more words

Botanical Art

Tempting Fate

Two butterflies hanging around the wrong plant. This carnivorous pitcher plant is also looking for a meal.