The Fleming Drawings Collection - Artist unknown
Mango (Mangifera Indica), c.1800.
Ink and watercolour on paper, 480 x 293 mm.
John Fleming (1747-1829) was a physician and was stationed for many years in India where he developed a passion for plants. Fascinated by their use in medicine and their economic potential, he collected many specimens from around the country. His collection of copies of watercolours is a remarkable record of his fascination for the great diversity of plants to be found in India.
A staggering 1,160 watercolour drawings of Indian plants are to be found in the John Fleming collection.
Paper Houseplants - diy tutorial
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The latest addition to the eco-friendly market is the Live Moss Carpet– a soft grass carpet that thrives from the few drops of water you leave behind when stepping out of the shower or bath. Designed by La Chanh Nguyen, the base of the moss is made from decay-free foam called plastazote which prevents dangerous mold and other equally-nasty minuscule lifeforms. There are three types of low maintenance moss –ball moss,island moss, and forest moss– within each foam cell. The humidity within your bathroom and those few water droplets are all that’s needed to keep your little moss garden sprouting all year round.
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My pitcher plant Elsa, and an inscribed sundial my Dad got me for my 21st. It says ‘Your Time Has Come’.
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