Category: garden

Amazing Jewelweed Watercolor

Jewelweed is one amazing plant for many reasons. First, its beauty. Jewelweed flowers look like little trumpets hanging under leaves. The one I found is pale jewelweed (Impatiens pallida), but you can also find orange jewelweed (I. capensis) which has a deeper, more vibrant…

Herb Spiral Watercolor Sketch

What is an herb spiral? Well, it’s like a garden bed except instead of a raised box with plants planted in rows, it’s a circle and the plants are planted in a spiral pattern, allowing you to grow more in little space. What you…

My Fern Has Spots Sketch

No, it doesn’t have a disease. Yes, “EWWW” was my first response when I looked underneath the frond and realized I was touching the spots. 🙂 Actually, my fern is fertile. Yay! The spots under the fronds are called sori (plural). Each sorus (singular) is filled…

Backyard Garden Sketch

Do you remember a few months ago when I failed big time on harvesting black walnuts?  My harvest resulted in much work and no payoff. Zip. Nada. And to tell you the truth years ago that would have been just enough to discourage me…