Monday, August 09, 2010

Inspired by Nature

This is a picture I took of one of the perennial flowers in my garden this weekend.
Gardening friends.....can you tell me what this is? I can't resist a perennial plant sale so I bought this one without a label and I am dying to know what it is!
Can you believe the colours and pattern? Pink, yellow, black spots. I love this grouping. I was curious as to whether I had any paper in my stash similar.

And paper is something I have a lot of. Lately I have wondered if the garden is influencing my colour selections.

This piece of Christine Adolph paper looks very similar. I think I will start with it this morning.


juneh said...

does it have bugs in the bottom of the flower, dead? -- if so it could be a Pitcher a venus fly trap....

DeeAnne said...

Hi Carmi,

I think this could be a Pitcher Plant. Check out Google images to see some examples. I certainly could be wrong because I'm not a flower expert! ;-)


Irene said...

It could be a foxglove.

maneki said...

Looks like foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) to me too. Digitalis has flowers along the stem, though, which doesn't seem to be the case with your plant. But on the other hand, the other flowers might have wilted and fallen off. Or there are buds I don't see.

If so, I hope you're aware that they're a bit toxic: digitalis was used as heart medicine in the old days and you can actually kill someone using this. But that said, it's a lovely plant with lots of history. I grew up with foxgloves and we never had any incidents with kids or animals being poisoned by it. We even have much more poisonous plants and it's never been a problem. A little carefulness goes a long way, really.

(In Swedish it's known as fingerborgsblomma, thimble flower, because of the shape of the flowers)

me again said...

Looks like foxglove to me too :-)

dining table said...

Like you my art works are always inspired by nature. Nature is a good inspiration because it is the most beautiful creation of god. I love the result of your work.

ENJAY said...

Hi Carmi, was just going to say its a good old foxglove, we have loads over here, bit more of a solid colour though, but then read the comments and they have the same idea.

Thankyou for visiting my blog too! I love 3d, altered art, but rarely get the time at the mo. Saras back with a bump, if ok with you i'll join you on twitter too!?
Takecare Nicola.xx

Carmi said...

It's Fox glove! Popped into the nursery and found the picture! Thanks for all your help friends!