Greater Knapweed - Centaurea scabies is big and showy, like a cross between a cornflower and a thistle, with whiskery petals in a whorl. It is a valuable nectar source for insects and a favourite flower of butterflies, including the Marbled White and Dark Green Fritillary. It also has therapeutic properties, and was once used in skin ointments to heal wounds and infections. Centaurea scabiosa is a truly outstanding wild flower which outshines many cultivated plants.
The Temperate House - Kew Gardens. This is the largest surviving Victorian glasshouse in the world (b. 1859). It's also the final resting place for many plants which have outgrown their initial berth. The Chilean Wine Palm is 18 metres tall, & was raised from a seed 20 years before the Temperate House was built. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, TW9. Nearest Tube: Kew Gardens.
Phinolla's comments: Artist Nick Gentry .... I really like that he has uses mixed media to collage piece. I would like to do something like this in my portrait as it personalities the work' adding materials that are meaning full to me.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, was born in Edinburgh and is said to have modelled the famous detective on Professor Joseph Bell, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, who used remarkable powers of observation in his diagnosis.
thecreatorsproject: Designer Robert Beatty on Tame Impala’s 70s-Inspired Album Artwork I did an interview with the Creators Project about my art for Tame Impala’s “Currents”.http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/exclusive-tame-impala-currents-album-artwork-robert-beatty