Watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm – 12″ × 8″
The humble Marigold sharing space with a pot of Geraniums on my patio (Tarlton, Gauteng, South Afric).
Marigolds are easy to grow and I used to plant them amongst my vegetables – not only do they add a beautiful splash of colour, the scent is strong and somewhat unpleasant and they help keep the away aphids. The relationship between plants and insects is known as ’companion planting’, it’s by far the safest, natural way to garden organically. And to my consternation I found out that the wild hares that used to frequent my vegetable patch absolutely LOVED Marigolds as well!
13th November 2010 – FEATURED in “Colour Me vibrant Red”
29th November 2010 – FEATURED in “Inspired Art”
11th March 2011 – FEATURED in “Image Writing”
30th July 2012 – FEATURED in “Women Painters”