Thursday, September 13, 2012

A Garden Sketch

Yesterday, at lunch, the Spring Island Landscape Ecologist, whom I share office space with, asked me if I'd like to see one of our resident's garden.... I grabbed my sketch bag before he even finished his sentence :) 

We were only there for 30 minutes,  20 of which I painted like a mad woman :)  Once back at the office, I added the lettering and little Otto.

I hope to return back to this garden in a few weeks.  Autumn is a splendid time for blooming wildflowers and Ann's garden is loaded with native wildflowers.  She has one small butterfly garden area that contains some non-natives... thus the Mexican Cosmos.. but otherwise it's filled with wonderful grasses and every type of wildflower you can imagine.

This is one of the gardens that Spring Island's Native Plant Project features for garden club tours. 

Our next Native Plant Sale is October 20th.  If you are in the lowcountry area of South Carolina, do stop by.  The island is open to the public that day!

11 comments:

  1. What an enjoyable time you must have had PJ! Great sketch, I also need to visit a few gardens!

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    1. Sure did, Maree! Thank you :) Can't wait to see what comes of your garden visit!

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  2. I can almost see you painting furiously and wow, you captured so much. Love all the words and lettering.

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    1. Thanks, Teri! Yes, Karl didn't dare interrupt :)

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  3. Lovely page PJ! You make your calligraphy work so well with it.

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  4. A very lovely sketch. I really like the shades you used. Thanks a lot for post. Visit my post at www.egardensheds.com.au .

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  5. Gorgeous! It reminds me of my recent visit to Butchart's Garden in British Columbia.

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  6. You must have painted like a mad woman, yet it looks so fresh and under control. It is a wonderful page.

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