Native orchids have captured my heart – and addled my brain – and days out have been full of fabulous finds, good company, beautiful plants and one outstanding highlight. Co. Tipperary has featured very strongly in this year’s itineraries as a friend with local knowledge has brought us to some very special sites and plants. … Continue reading A Welcome Wasp!
There are some plants which when we encounter them in gardens we kindly describe as “interesting”. This immediately dispels any thoughts that they might be considered pretty or beautiful but yet we have to admit that there is something about them which is intriguing, beguiling and even wonderful. It must be the case or why … Continue reading A Most Peculiar Plant – or is it a plant at all?
A very nice review from Kevin Hutchinson in Irish Forestry. And I'm cheating on my blogging - as I have not written in a while - by using somebody else's material. The holiday season, visitors, illness and computer difficulties have all intervened but I'll soon get back to it. The break did allow great time … Continue reading Irish Heritage Plants – A Review
The beauty of the work of the members of the Irish Society of Botanical Artists was the inspiration for this project which features heritage Irish garden plants. The ISBA is quite a new society but has already made a fabulous contribution to Irish art and to our heritage of Irish plants with its initial exhibition, … Continue reading Heritage Irish Plants – Plandaí Oidhreachta