Plant Palettes

When I first saw the artist/designer, Mimi Robinson's book "Local Color," a few years ago I was immediately enchanted and inspired. In it, she details the process of seeing and recording color palettes that characterize place. Such a simple and beautiful idea, expertly done. 

So when my friend and colleague Lorene Edwards-Forkner (editor of Pacific Horticulture magazine) transposed this same concept to plants in her garden, well--that was an even more satisfying pairing!

Lorene has been posting a new plant color study to Instagram every day as part of a 100 personal project. As a former nursery owner and self-professed "specialty plant geek," Lorene's garden contains some spectacular and unique plants in their own right, but seen and documented through the lens of a watercolor palette elevates them to pure art.