Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Moments of Beauty

A beautiful centrepiece made up of fresh bread, local organic vegetables and flowers — perfect for the occasion, which was a wonderful farm wedding. See more photos by photographer Tec Petaja of this lovely occasion on the Once Wed blog, too.

Royal Horticultural Society Prints

Swoon. These beautiful illustrations are just a few examples of what you'll find on RHS Prints, the Royal Horticultural Society's extensive (and gorgeous) image collection website. Not only are these images lovely to look at, but you can also purchase high quality prints of them from the site, too. And if you'd rather be inspired by the real thing, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London is coming up soon on May 24-29!

I may very well be ordering a print for myself soon, too ...

Artist credits, from top to bottom: Tulipa 'Duck', Tulipa 'Lack', Tulipa cultivar, Tulipa sylvestris' by Pieter van Kouwenhoorn (fl.1620s-1630s); 'Melon Varieties' by Ernst Benary (1819-1893); Rosa 'Violette', Tosa 'Veilchenblau', Rosa "Rose-Marie Viaud', Rosa "Bleu Magenta', Rosa 'Goldfinch' by Graham Stuart Thomas (1909-2003); 'Chard Varieties' by Ernst Benary (1819-1893); Rosa 'Dream Girl' by Graham Stuart Thomas (1909-2003); 'Carrot Varieties', Ernst Benary (1819-1893).
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