Annual - Biennial Plants · Plant Choices

Carline Thistle – Lesley Edmondson

My name is Lesley Edmondson and I recently had two paintings, (Carline thistle and Autumn gentian), in the ABBA exhibition, which was wonderful to be a part of. My painting of Carline thistle was at first a joy and then somewhat a toil to paint, just because I had to keep climbing UP the hill behind… Continue reading Carline Thistle – Lesley Edmondson

Perennials · Plant Choices

Heath Rush – Lizzie Harper

Once I’d decided I wanted to enter a botanical illustration for the British Botanical Art Exhibition it was a matter of deciding what illustration(s) to enter.  I’m a full-time freelance botanical illustrator, so had quite a few completed illustrations to mull over. My first thought was to submit a Sphagnum moss illustration as I’d recently… Continue reading Heath Rush – Lizzie Harper

Perennial Plants · Perennials · Plant Choices

Yellow Flag Iris – Helen Cavalli

Iris Pseudacorus (Yellow Flag Iris) is a species in the genus Iris, of the family Iridaceae. It is an herbaceous flowering perennial plant that grows best in very wet conditions and is often common in wetlands. Living near Hampton Court I have spent many hours walking in and near the Palace grounds, especially in Bushy… Continue reading Yellow Flag Iris – Helen Cavalli