When Fashion and Nature Collide – Flowers April 2018

Visit The Arty Plantsman for some UK heatwave and flower knowledges! 😎

The Arty Plantsman

This is my April 2018 contribution to our special project: When Fashion and Nature Collide

These flowers and Roda‘s critter photos have provided the inspiration for Dominique‘s styling and Lisa’s art this month. Please go and visit their own blogs and see their posts. Collages used here were prepared by Roda.

Photo Apr 10, 10 20 44 AM Fashion Inspiration by 3C Style, Photography of 3C Style by Marie-Claude Viola, Flower photography by Darren, collage compiled by Roda

Gentiana sino-ornata.

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The plant pictured is one of the many horticultural hybrids or selections springing from this species originating from the mountains of Western China and Tibet. For many these autumn-flowering Asiatic Gentians are trouble-free garden plants and will spread into colourful mats of foliage covered with blue trumpet flowers in autumn.

They do demand moisture and acidic (low pH) soil. They also benefit from frequent division and replanting in fresh soil.

I confess the picture represents…

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26 Comments

  1. I commented on the other three’s posts but missed yours 😞. I am so impressed with all four of you, uber creative types! So inspiring! Can’t wait for May’s installment ❤️

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    1. You are always there for me and the rest of the team DEE-DEE. Thank you so much for your kindness and positive feedback. I am super proud of the May edition. Can’t wait for you to see it! Much love my friend.

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