Monday, March 26, 2012

Symphony of Flowers

Symphony of Flowers
via here

Work above by Charleston, SC artist Elizabeth O'Neill Verner (1883-1979.)  An artist, author and preservationist whose work immortalized the city's lush landscape, architecture and street life.  The South Carolina Arts Commission awards the Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Governor's Awards for the Arts in her honor...the highest honor the State gives to the arts.


For more of her work, as well as other Charleston Renaissance artists, see below

CHARLESTON RENAISSANCE GALLERY


As in Mrs. Verner's day, Charleston is still a symphony of flowers.  I spent a day in the Holy City last week gathering inspiration, plants and good food

If I had to pick a last meal, the fried calamari, slaw with sesame dressing salad at Cru Cafe is on the short list.  Enjoying it on the porch, even better

Ordered along with their truffle and parmesan french fries...perfection

Porch over-looking the horse stables on Pinckney Street


My bounty from a favorite garden center
fiddle leaf fig tree, bedding plants, geranium

A new to me impatiens variety.  Labeled as an exotic variety, excited to have this classic favorite in yellow

Air plants...require no soil, just medium light and a light spray of water twice a week

My plants in their new home





4 comments:

LUCY WILLIAMS said...

im dying for a fig tree!!! love the pot!

Jennifer C. Webb said...

it's my second tree...I killed the first one ha

Milly Hough said...

Thank you for the mention and link to the Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Awards. This year we're celebrating 40 years of Verner Awards! Milly Hough, communications director, S.C. Arts Commission.

Jennifer C. Webb said...

Thank you Milly. 40 years of accomplished artists...an honor for them and the awards namesake!

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