A Splash of Colour by fishers

A Splash of Colour

The Museum Gardens in York are an incredibly popular open space, containing a wide variety of plants, and with a long (almost 200 year) history and containing buildings up to 1700 years old. Five years ago the gardens were extended to an area behind the Art Gallery with the creation of an Edible Wood and Artists Garden.

The York Museums Trust website describes it as follows - "The design of the Edible Wood is based on the principles of permaculture and forest gardening, exploring our relationship with food and the future of crop production. It features plants that have an edible component and are both attractive and useful. When mature, the garden will have an intimate, enclosed atmosphere with small, light-filled glades and serpentine paths meandering through. A garden for exploration, full of unexpected flavours and hidden corners. The wonderful array of trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants and bulbs includes unusual species such as Feijoa sellowiana (Pineapple guave) and Szechuan Pepper (Zanthoxylum simulans) alongside more familiar herbs, fruits and vegetables (Mint, Marjoram, Thyme, Redcurrants, Rhubarb, Sea Kale, Jerusalem Artichokes)."

These two flowers are Nasturtium. They are not only edible, but are used in herbal medicine.

Ian
Lovely colours and so interesting to read about the Edible Wood
October 15th, 2020  
Love the vibrant colors!
October 15th, 2020  
What pretty varieties, I love the yellow one
October 15th, 2020  
Such jolly colours, so bold and cheerful and I love the droplets on the leaves, fav.
October 15th, 2020  
Your picture looks awesome. love the bold colors and the raindrops on the nasturtium. nice information on the future edible wood garden. fav.
October 15th, 2020  
So bright
October 15th, 2020  
Beautiful colours and composition.Fav!!☺️
October 15th, 2020  
don't the water drops look great 😊
October 15th, 2020  
Super capture, focus and colours, like the droplets too!
October 15th, 2020  
Great capture and close up,
fav
I just discovered the power of these gorgeous flowers and use them in my foods now
October 15th, 2020  
Great shot of those pretty flowers. Fav.
October 15th, 2020  
Jo
So bright and cheerful
October 16th, 2020  
Lovely bold colours.
October 16th, 2020  
These are beautiful, wonderful colours
October 16th, 2020  
Beautiful capture of these two different flowers coming from the same vine. Nasturtiums are wild plants here and I often see them on my walks.
October 16th, 2020  
Lovely capture FAV
October 16th, 2020  
@thistle01 @sunnygirl @busylady @pattyblue @bruni @pdulis @carolmw @koalagardens @craftymeg @ninaganci @pyrrhula @jo38 @onewing @kjarn @sangwann @777margo

Thank you all for your lovely comments and favs, they are very much appreciated.

The rain shower before my photos added some nice raindrops to this shot, a welcome addition. The eddible wood is still in its early stages of development, but makes a lovely quiet place to sit and it has a fascinating range of plants and shrubs.

Ian
October 16th, 2020  
Wonderful colors, details
October 16th, 2020  
@seattlite

Thank you Gloria, the edible garden has a fascinating mixture of plants.

Ian
October 16th, 2020  
Beautiful combination of colours.
October 21st, 2020  
Beautiful colors and capture.
October 23rd, 2020  
@vesna0210 @gardenfolk

Thank you both!

Ian
October 29th, 2020  
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