Visit The Arty Plantsman for some UK heatwave and flower knowledges! 😎
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.
Fashion Inspiration by 3C Style, Photography of 3C Style by Marie-Claude Viola, Flower photography by Darren, collage compiled by Roda
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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