New Artwork by Emma
Beautiful two tone Gravity roses in blushing pink and soft greens, make a lovely colour gradient, from blushing pink in the centre to fresh soft greens on the outer petals. They also have beautiful large blooms, as a rule of thumb, the taller the stem the larger the flower & longer the vase life. I had to search hard to find the variety, eventually coming across it on a dutch growers site. It's one of my favourites for its delicate, soft colours. Please ask for colour and scale edits, or to commission a custom design. Emma :)
Coombe Wood has an ornamental garden located on the southern side of Croydon which is beautifully planted, offering beautiful floral scenes changing throughout the seasons. This design is based on the Rhodedendron and Azalea blooms which fill the lower area of woodland, and where I have spent many hours enjoying the beauty of the carefully tended green space. I think I captured some of the light and peace that I feel walking there, and I love the vibrant sunny colours.
Peony Dream (Midnight)
Hand drawn by Emma. Peonies are certainly beautiful enough to tempt the gods. They earned their name from Greek mythology. The stories vary, but in my favourite, a nymph named Paeonia, caught the eye of Apollo, so a jealous Aphrodite turned the nymph into a flower. In China and Japan, peonies mean ‘king of flowers’. And are used in big, important holidays like Chinese New Year and other important traditions. They are also known to symbolise wealth. This is because for a really long time they were available only to only royalty. In Japan, they are used as a symbol of bravery, honour and good fortune. For me personally they symbolise beauty, kindness and love.
Bird of Paradise
The iconic tropical flower, the Bird of Paradise originates from South Africa, where it is also nicknamed the Crane Flower. I found this one in Spain. Symbolising joy, faithfulness and paradise. It gets its name from the three bright orange petals and three blue petals which are fused together into a single bud, revealing as the flower blooms, the shape of a tropical bird in flight.
I used to grow cherry blossoms in my garden (How I miss that garden!) and have loved their delicate blooms ever since. And they are adored worldwide. Cherry blossom festivals are held in many parks and castle grounds across Japan, but their beauty is also celebrated in countries all over the world. Appearing in everything from traditional art and paintings to making a popular choice for wallpapers and even tattoos, these delicate, transient flowers have captured people’s hearts and imagination. Especially mine!
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