Sunday, January 23, 2011

Take a Word: Botanical

From big things little things grow!!
It is the botanical names that interest me!! Big long names! Many unpronounceable to the 'layman', such as
X Cupressocyparis leylandii : Leyland Cypress
Xanthorroea australis : Australian Grass Tree
Taraxacum ceratophorum : Dandelion...
so I thought that I would plant the names and see how they grow!!
They are doing well.... new shoots everywhere!

19 comments:

"MOI" Freubel said...

Perhaps a course in Latin would help Glenys ? :)
(just kidding)
But I realy like your idea and it brought a huge smile on my face !
Adding al the words must have been a lot of work !!
A also therefore a big aplaus from me !!

indybev said...

Clever, clever idea, Glenys. Thanks for giving me a smile!

Judy said...

You're amazing, Glenys, everytime I visit you 'blow me away' with your approach to the challenges, this magnificent & clever piece is no exception!!

Christine said...

I'm sure they will grow magnificently and its fruits will be botanists in all shapes and sizes. :D

Grannie Annie said...

A very interesting and beautiful picture...so unique a wonderful entry Glenys!

Rhonda said...

Very intriguing, Glenys! Some of the specimen names sound more like a witch's spell. Brilliant piece - cheers!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a fantastic idea and take on this theme, great piece.

Junibears said...

Unique and clever idea. Gorgeous!xx

Pat said...

Waouuu !!! What a fantastic art creation!! Love the growing words!! It's just a wonderful and clever idea to illustrate your theme.
Bravo
Pat

linda said...

What an offbeat and lovely interpretation of the theme! A beautiful piece.

Taluula said...

Oh Glenys, this is such a clever idea expertly executed. Bravo my friend.

Jackie said...

This is so clever and creative, Glenys. Great work!

Yvonne said...

This is absolutely brilliant, Glenys! Bravo!

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Profound idea! Memorable collage.

Faye said...

Glenys, what a delightful idea! I used to be in a garden club and was always awed by those who could reel off those long latin names. My dh does this with insects. He makes fishing flies and they are supposed to represent real insects. He knows the Latin names. I love the way you have made the words wave like plants springing up out of the ground.

Peggi Meyer Graminski said...

Wonderfully creative ~ a beautiful piece! xo

Isabelle said...

Just discovred your blog!! Amazing collage you have done here! Love the colors, everything! Will visit again!! :)

johanna said...

i ADORE this one!!!!! i´m a biologist and so can relate to your fascination of botanical names! fantastic artwork!!

Ozstuff said...

I love the thoroughly unique way your mind works, Glenys. This is fabulous. I am a lover of botanical names too but I would never have thought of planting them and I am very jealous of this most original idea. Fantastic.