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Simple Nature in the Home



































































Queen Anne's lace or cow parsley is looking magnificent right now. We have some along the hedgerow just outside our house. I love admiring its statuesque yet frail form. And last autumn I had to pick some as it began to dry out... the shape of the dried plant is, to me, simply beautiful. 

As Lou's spring series of Nature in the Home draws to a close next week, I'd just like to say how much I've enjoyed this series and seeing everyone's creativity at work. It's not been about spending lots of money - most contributors have shared their much loved plants, garden flowers and foraging troves with very little outlay but oodles of style. 

Thanks Lou and I look forward to next week's theme of round and harvest beyond...



9 comments :

  1. It's so pretty, I can't seem to grow it my garden.

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  2. So many people have posted about cow parsley lately I've been viewing this abundant (around here) plant with new eyes and enjoying its lacy simplicity - thanks everyone!!

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  3. one of my favourites!!. so delicate and pretty x

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  4. I'm another lover of those wonderfully architectural seed heads. And I always want to draw them, all those little loops and spiky bits are so satisfying to reproduce in pencil!

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  5. They are lovely, like little miniatures of trees! /maria

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  6. I love this plant so much too.
    sarah x

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  7. Cow parsley was the hit plant at Chelsea this year, used in many of the show gardens. I have a black cow parsley in the garden here but my favourite (and similarly shaped) flower has to be fennel. It's flower umbels are just opening so I'll have yellow flowers followed by gorgeous seedheads in later Autumn - plus I save the seed for use in cooking!

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  8. So simple but perfect - I have really enjoyed Lou's series it has made me see my garden in a new light x

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  9. I have also enjoyed Lou's series even when I don't join in. It's very inspiring and has made me look at wild flowers in a new light.

    That dried cow parsley is fantastic, it has such a strong structure and shape to it. x

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