Frivolity is a stern taskmaster. — Bill Griffith — #FlorasDial #Floriology #Flower #Meaning #LondonPride #Frivolity #FlorasDial0727

Frivolity is a stern taskmaster. — Bill Griffith — #FlorasDial #Floriology #Flower #Meaning #LondonPride #Frivolity #FlorasDial0727

RHS Plant Selector Saxifraga × urbium ,S. × urbium is an evergreen perennial to 30cm in height, forming wide mats of rosettes of spoon-shaped, long-stalked leaves with scalloped margins. Small pink-flushed white flowers are borne in lax panicles from early summer. Easy to grow in any type of soil or situation but ideal for deep or partial shade. Hardy H5 (english cold winter)

RHS Plant Selector Saxifraga × urbium ,S. × urbium is an evergreen perennial to 30cm in height, forming wide mats of rosettes of spoon-shaped, long-stalked leaves with scalloped margins. Small pink-flushed white flowers are borne in lax panicles from early summer. Easy to grow in any type of soil or situation but ideal for deep or partial shade. Hardy H5 (english cold winter)

London Pride-Saxifraga urbium. I really enjoy looking at all the detail you can see in just one flower head of this plant.

London Pride-Saxifraga urbium. I really enjoy looking at all the detail you can see in just one flower head of this plant.

It wasn’t much of a lawn, that ragged piece of turf that functioned as such in my first California garden some thirty years ago; it was well populated by a lot of plants that were not grasses. Flowering with pink or, less often, white upturned bells, one plant persisted no matter how many times it was shorn to the ground by the mower. Too attractive to be merely a weed, I began to dig up the roots and use the plants as edgings, Southern California’s answer to the London pride and cottage…

It wasn’t much of a lawn, that ragged piece of turf that functioned as such in my first California garden some thirty years ago; it was well populated by a lot of plants that were not grasses. Flowering with pink or, less often, white upturned bells, one plant persisted no matter how many times it was shorn to the ground by the mower. Too attractive to be merely a weed, I began to dig up the roots and use the plants as edgings, Southern California’s answer to the London pride and cottage…

This tile is one of a series from Rachel Deins Tactile Studio. To make the tile, Rachel laid flowers and foliage on to a rolled-out slab of clay and pressed them in to transfer all their details and then carefully removed them. A wooden frame was then placed over and the plaster poured in. Once set, the clay was peeled away to reveal the ‘plants’ in relief. With this original piece, she made a silicon rubber mould from which this tile was cast - using Crystacal R, a very hard, fine plaster…

This tile is one of a series from Rachel Deins Tactile Studio. To make the tile, Rachel laid flowers and foliage on to a rolled-out slab of clay and pressed them in to transfer all their details and then carefully removed them. A wooden frame was then placed over and the plaster poured in. Once set, the clay was peeled away to reveal the ‘plants’ in relief. With this original piece, she made a silicon rubber mould from which this tile was cast - using Crystacal R, a very hard, fine plaster…

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