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Old 02-28-2014, 11:23 AM
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Talking The Plant Parade March 2014: a forum project.

Welcome to the March Edition of the Plant Parade.

This month our choice of plant is the the auricula/primrose/primula family, a brave little flower that endures snow, frost and ice and still comes up smiling in the sun!

The images here are all from the RIL, click on the image and it will take you to the plants pages in the library - click on the image there to access the larger, higher res., image.

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Crop, enlarge, distort, play, manipulate a reference in any way you wish.

Explore the shapes, patterns, growth and formation of this little plant.

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Discuss, banter with others about your choice(s), your successes, finds and/or difficulties in this thread, but reveal nothing until 25th March!

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Auricula by Plec ..

Polyanthus by Gillette..

Primula by Jakeally...

Yellow primula by Mustcreate..

Profusion of primulas by Queen Bee ...

Purple primulas (and detritus!) by Charlie's Mum...

White primulas by Charlie's Mum ...



More primulas, primroses and auriculas in the RIL

Now, go create and enjoy - and apologies to our southern hemisphere friends who are in a different season!
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Re: The Plant Parade March 2014: a forum project.

Ohhhh, so pretty! I see several I'd like to paint...thanks for Hosting Maureen.
Yes, we sure are in a different Season - 1st March today and the beginning of Autumn for us....I think here in the Southern part of the world, we've missed Summer entirely!
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Thanks Maureen for looking after us

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Yes, we sure are in a different Season - 1st March today and the beginning of Autumn for us....I think here in the Southern part of the world, we've missed Summer entirely!

and we still have about 3/5 feet of snow so those little flowers wouldn't have a chance
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Very timely Maureen.
The other day, my friend and neighbour came with a big box of these with all different colours. She saw them and thought of me - isn't that nice. I really will have to paint them now. The question is - Can I manage to paint all eight of them!

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Re: The Plant Parade March 2014: a forum project.

Sorry Viv - I know what it's like to miss summer!

Jean - if winter is gone, can spring be far behind? - (of course it can, our weather patterns are so strange and don't recognise the calendar!!!!)

Marion - even one of them painted like the hibiscus would be delightful - have you planted yours yet? ...... and if you want to share the plant pictures for others, please do!
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Thanks for the lovely flowers Maureen and for hosting this month. I think the whole planet is experiencing strange weather patterns this year. What will Spring be like, if it ever gets here in the northeast.
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Re: The Plant Parade March 2014: a forum project.

Lil, it 'sprang' here this morning but grey clouds have chased it away! ... but those little flowers are still blooming in the garden
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Beautiful references, Maureen....might have to try one! Wish I'd have popped in and noticed the hibiscus last month... just posted some over in Acrylics. It's hard for me to remember to poke my head into each of the challenges...I get caught up in too much, I guess.
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Re: The Plant Parade March 2014: a forum project.

I'll just have to remind you each month then Susan ...... sometimes I use the calendar to get email reminders from here.
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These are so lovely Maureen, thank you for hosting.

I've been watching petal painting on youtube so think I just may be ready for some petals and leaves this month.

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Sounds good Gail .. maybe I should go look too!
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Lovely primula/primroses! Certainly don't see them in west Texas where it was 82 F today; all is blooming but a very icy cold front rolls in tomorrow night.
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Beautiful flowers.. love the colors... one of them, I am very much keen on painting..
Sun has started to show its wrath in here guys.. getting really hot
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Primulas are an Autumn flower here Mum... they make a lovely display if your lucky enough to have them mature..
Im in seeing Im sitting around twiddling my thumbs... cross yer fingers and hope I get to post it from the UK.
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...... especially for you Meryl
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