Thursday, May 22, 2008

Botanical underwear

I had a thought last night - it's actually a bit strange to go around taking photos of flowers. It's the botanical equivalent of the centrefold of certain 'gentlemen's' magazines.

And so, pandering to the voyeuristic amongst us, a couple of 'full frontals' of Aquilegia currently out chez Mouffetard.

Above, a rather classy model, perhaps adorned with a silk camisole.




And left, the frilly knickered cheap & cheerful look (self sown, from mongrel parents).

Is there a botanical equivalent of the grungy grey, washed too many times, M&S staples? Or is that just me :-(


10 comments:

VP said...

There's that self-sown aquilegia - comes out a sort of blue-grey...

artistsgarden said...

... or the pink self sown aquilegia that looks like your tiny whities have mistakenly been washed with a red sock a few washes ago.
Karen

artistsgarden said...

PS
I have tagged you on my blog. Please feel free to play or not - as you choose.
Regards
Karen

Wicked Gardener said...

Suddenly, I feel a bit dirty.

Esther Montgomery said...

Thanks for the Blotanical 'Fave' (!).

Such events are very encouraging.

Esther Montgomery
ESTHER IN THE GARDEN

Helen said...

Well I shall look at my aquilegas differently now!!

James said...

The worst is Sanguisorba obtusa Alba. Quite jolly bluish leaves but flowers exactly the colour of overwashed knickers. The sort of grisly white that should never be asked too many questions.

HappyMouffetard said...

I seem to remember seeing a delphinium that was the colour of old undies. Delphiniums should be a glorious explosion of azure, cobalt, navy, cerulean, sky & indigo. Definitely not 'old knickers' grey.

emmat said...

i love those grey delphiniums! I think I come from the age of less is more minimalism, and the restraint of them appeals to me. Really blue ones look so eighties to me, like a sort of Duran Duran silk shirt in a pop video.

HappyMouffetard said...

You may have hit the nail on the head there, Emma - my formative years were spent watching the likes of Duran Duran and their ilk in bright silk shirts and with neon splashed videos.