Friday, June 23, 2006

Lilies and Verbena


Although the kitchen garden is small, THIS year especially, the plants all seem to be thriving in the heat and humidity. I have to walk through the garden as I go to my office, and each morning, I take notice of different corners or vignettes suitable to sketching. This corner is just FILLED with ginger lilies, daylilies and verbena bonariensis! The students really did an outstanding job designing this corner -- the contrast of oranges, yellows, purple and greens is incredible!

4 comments:

Penny said...

Oh my, how lucky you are to have such a view out your kitchen window!! I love it!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lin...
Great pix of your view :):) I assume those are day lillies. I have some (not in nearly as beautiful a spot, but they look very similar. They are only now going to bloom--whereas, in the past, they were always early spring bloomers. I wonder if our intense heat inhibited them? You made a beautiful painting of it all too:):)
Ellie

Teri C said...

Lin, I think this is your most awesome drawing yet!!! Absolutely beautiful!

Carole said...

Lin, just catching up with your posts. I love the cone flowers (are they echnicea?) and the comparison of your 'before and after' pictures are amazing! You really are quite an inspiration to the rest of us. Keep on painting!