Hello, Yellow. Just in time for tomorrow’s ice storm. Winter Daffodils.
A Spring Bouquet, woodcut by Gertrude Hermes, from the book Wood-Engraving and Wood Cuts by Clare Leighton (1932, London).
Keukenhof Gardens, Lisse, Netherlands. Over 8 million bulbs are planted every year - it is the world’s largest display of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths - blooming March through May.
Title: Daffodils. Etching, Isabel Saul (early to mid-1900’s).
Garden Design, Sarah Winward.
Getting ready for The October Country (one of my favorite Ray Bradbury books).
October remains my favorite month of the year, so all thoughts of art and architecture and exquisite botanical illustrations will be set aside for the time being. This week’s tasks include finalizing the fall bulb order for clients: daffodils, hyacinths, tulips, and amaryllis, with a few muscari and paperwhites thrown in for good measure. Planting season and holiday decorations are just around the corner, but preparation season begins tomorrow.