Watercolour in Moleskine 200gsm Nature Journal
- Henry David Thoreau
When you see a field of Restios (also called Cape Reed Grass), the first impression is one of sombreness. But as the breeze moves, the Restio plant’s colours flash through the blades – khaki, terracotta, chocolate. and their arching, tufted growth habit captivates gardeners world-wide.
This species is very common in the Western Cape mountains (South Africa), but it grows equally well in my garden here in Tarlton, South Africa. Mine are well over the 50cm specified as their growing height. They also make the most gorgeous bunches of dried grasses. I hang mine from the rafters in my potting shed and alternate them as dried flower displays in my house.
From my portfolio of Flowers 1
Framed print ideal for the study, hallway or passage
Easy-to-clean Laminated print hanging in my garden shed