Nico (vilakins) wrote,

Day 8 - Flower in my garden

Today's entry for the naarmamo National Art Making Month challenge is a flower in my garden. I have no idea what it is, but I love these; they bloom for months (including now), look exotic, and I can see them from the kitchen window. This is for reapermum whose birthday it is and who often posts about her garden. She might even know what this plant is; I'm hopeless about botany but I know what I like. ;-) Happy Birthday, Reapermum!

I worked from a photo because I'm sketching outside in the middle of winter. It was also a good distraction from worry for a while.

Flower in my garden

Some sort of lily perhaps?

[Edit] This might make it easier. Here's a photo I took in spring (October) last year.

[Another Edit] It's a clivia from South Africa (thank you, nautile26. They grow well in shade and thrive on neglect which they get plenty of from me. They're the perfect plant: they look good all year round, never need trimming to deadheading, and are spectacular when they're in flower.

My NaArMaMo 2007 Gallery is here.

Tags: art making month 2007
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