I have spent many hours drawing the plants and flowers which surround our back veranda. Many of them remind me of places I have lived and family who are no longer with us.
Nearly every house I have lived in has had plants in pots. Before we owned a house I would have plant pots which would be moved every time we did. I dreamt of a large garden which I now have but i still love the intimacy of plants in pots.
I used to only plant annuals in pots, the burst of colour was satisfying. However I now mainly have perennials, developing a more lasting relationship with my plants. Although occasionally I will succumb to some pansies or snapdragons.
I love the tenacity of my potted plants. They get way more care than anything in the garden. My rule is once you are in the ground you are on your own. We live on an acreage property and rely on rainwater for our water supply. Watering the plant pots seems like a luxury when the weather has been dry.
165x200x4cm acrylic on handmade panel, framed on request.