Rosa and Calibrachoa

Our white roses are coming into bloom, but I got carried away with this one, seeming to discern more and more colours the longer I looked. Though drawn from life, it therefore turned out surprisingly stained-glassy and stylized.

Three weeks ago, I planted some calibrachoa seeds, and they’ve started to flower. The seeds came free with a gardening magazine. I’d never heard of calibrachoa (and stupidly, chupacabra is the word that more readily springs to mind when I try to recall it!) but I now learn it was named after Mexican pharmacist Antonio de Caly Bracho. “Every Day in May” is proving nothing if not educational.

Pen, coloured pencil & Inktense in Japanese-fold pocket Moleskine.