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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Parks & Gardens, From my yard by Melisa McCurley

My "garden" is more of an overgrown swamp right now. I sank into the ground with each step as I walked out back to snip a piece of jasmine. The front yard is a little better and I could reach the loropetalums bush from the doorway. I didn't want to bother looking for a vase so I just stuck the loropetalum branch in my water bottle from lunch. As much as I love flowers, I don't care much for gardening so whatever thrives here does so of it's own accord. I plant things and then tend to forget about them instead of watering and weeding.


8 comments:

  1. For a "non-gardener gardener" you sure know their names and you sure do draw and paint them beautifully. I have a red orange jasmine vine on my back fence (not yet in bloom). The other one is new to me. Very pretty both! I was an ardent gardener for many years. But now after 26 years in this house it all grows wild and on it's own too. A lawn cutting "gardener" cuts it all back from me for a price every few years and it all comes back again in it's colorful glory. ;-).

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  2. Lovely double page spread in your sketchbook. I love to see these colourful plants that are unknown to me here in UK.

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  3. These are such sweet pages Melisa :-)

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  4. Melisa, what lovely blossoms from your yard!! Nicely sketched. I don't have a "garden." Once it is warm enough I do flower boxes along the railing of my patio, so for now I'll have to find things related to gardening. lol

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  5. I love that you know their names. Very nice sketch. We have Jasmine as well, ours has white flowers. Nice job. Love the botanical names and I know one, Rosmarinus Officinalis for of course Rosemary.:) Have a great day.

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  6. I really like your gardeners journal style even if you are not a gardener. My yard is the same, swampy but am thankful we have rain.

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  7. I love the smell of Jasmine! And orange blossoms. We have those right now, too. Very fragrant. Your drawings are so delicate.

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  8. I wish we have many flowers in our garden like yours Melisa. It's funny that they grow on their own and even flourish! Your work is wonderful!

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