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Elly

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Welcome to visit my blog Artgarden
« on: January 29, 2013, 01:39:37 PM »
Hi Every Body,
I have a blog called Artgarden, because of my two main obsessions; art and gardening. I am a professional artist, and a keen garden amateur. Lately I have been posting about my Meconopsis again....and again). My garden is filled up with these beauties, and I always keep my camera close. I actually cannot get enough of the beauties, and winter is the best time to enjoy what was, waiting for the show to be repeated. I also have some posts from a trip to Kappadokia, turkey last fall. Of course, I could not resist picking seeds... Well, you are very welcome to visit my blog; http://ellypropelly.wordpress.com
« Last Edit: January 29, 2013, 01:44:02 PM by Elly »

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Re: Welcome to visit my blog Artgarden
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2013, 03:54:51 PM »
Quoting from Ell's Blog:
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My favorite plant Meconopsis betonicifolia, which I grow from seeds harvested in my garden, cared for with lots of love, and photographed with entusiasm, curiosity and humbleness. What a miracle!

I agree it is hard not to love Meconopsis betonicifolia -  but your photos of the Meconopsis betonicifolia alba would surely delight even the person most keen on  the blues!
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Re: Welcome to visit my blog Artgarden
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2013, 06:07:58 PM »
Welcome, Elly, the 2000th forumist! Another honour!
I like your website, your photos are very good and I love your bird prints. Some of us are also artists, it seems gardening and art go together.
MINIONS! I need more minions!
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Re: Welcome to visit my blog Artgarden
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2013, 06:39:10 PM »

I agree it is hard not to love Meconopsis betonicifolia

Very subtle this time,  ;) ;D ;D
« Last Edit: January 29, 2013, 07:32:54 PM by ronm »

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Re: Welcome to visit my blog Artgarden
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2013, 08:42:44 PM »
Hi Maggi, annew and ronm,
thanks for responding to my blog! Half the joy is sharing - as with art. Yes, annew, there are long traditions for this combination. Searching for the mystery, the magic, good questions can be done in both fields. Happy to see you like my birds too. They actually lived indoors with us for 10 days, as the parents were dead.

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Re: Welcome to visit my blog Artgarden
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2013, 08:45:41 PM »
Hi Every Body,
I have a blog called Artgarden, because of my two main obsessions; art and gardening. I am a professional artist, and a keen garden amateur. Lately I have been posting about my Meconopsis again....and again). My garden is filled up with these beauties, and I always keep my camera close. I actually cannot get enough of the beauties, and winter is the best time to enjoy what was, waiting for the show to be repeated. I also have some posts from a trip to Kappadokia, turkey last fall. Of course, I could not resist picking seeds... Well, you are very welcome to visit my blog; http://ellypropelly.wordpress.com

Beautiful!

Thank's!  Elly!

Best Regards!  zvone
Ways, when it is only more beautiful with every next step!

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Re: Welcome to visit my blog Artgarden
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2013, 06:55:28 PM »
Hi Zvone, thanks a lot!

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Welcome to visit my blog Artgarden
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2013, 11:48:38 AM »
IN LOVE WITH MECONOPSIS!
Meconopsis Hensol Violet and her cousin Horridula hosting my Garden Party.
Join them here: http://ellypropelly.wordpress.com/

« Last Edit: February 14, 2013, 01:14:57 PM by Maggi Young »

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Re: Welcome to visit my blog Artgarden
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2013, 01:12:17 PM »
Lovely photos of your Meconopsis on your blog. Loved the frosty angel too.
John Aipassa, Aalten, The Netherlands
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Re: Welcome to visit my blog Artgarden
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2013, 02:13:39 PM »
Thank you John, happy to share it - especially as it is snowing outside right now :-)

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Re: Welcome to visit my blog Artgarden
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2013, 03:09:38 PM »
Moseplassen, a Norwegian website for garden enthusiasts, has released a competition called "X-FAKTOR", and the theme is red and orange. It was difficult to choose among tulips, poppies etc, but here is what I ended up with. It was so touching, seeing the Poppy leaning towards the Pansies,  shining together in the rain. My other candidates can be seen on my blog.

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Black and green flowers.
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2013, 10:26:17 AM »
Presenting some plants with black (dark) and green flowers in my blog this week. Sorry, the text is in Norwegian, but the Language of Pictures is universal, so please enjoy; http://ellypropelly.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/mork-og-mystisk-eller/

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Surprise the bees with a grand buffet!
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2013, 04:12:06 PM »
Diversity. Take the challenge and give the bees a grand buffet when theyarrive. Without them - no nothing. See more in my blog:
http://ellypropelly.wordpress.com/2013/02/22/alt-henger-sammen-everything-is-connected/

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Re: Welcome to visit my blog Artgarden
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2013, 04:29:35 PM »
Elly, I totally agree with the sentiment of your posts, and congratulate you on attempting to encourage others to greater awareness of the plight of the majority of insects.  8) 8)
I assume you are aware that the picture you show here is of a Diptera sp. ( true flies ), and not a Hymenoptera sp. ( bees, wasps, ants etc. ). The Diptera are just as important to encourage, just not as loveable to many,  ;D ;D

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Re: Welcome to visit my blog Artgarden
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2013, 05:56:27 PM »
Hi Romn, thanks for answering. I did not go into the different kinds of insects in the post, just welcome them as a big family of fellow creatures :D  but thanks a lot for your informative reply. I actually think she is a real attractive one. We see less "ordinary" bees here now, but lots of different bumblebees. The only one I cannot like is the vasp. If they just could stick to the flowers.... :P 

 


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