‘Nasturtiums’ is a wonderfully colourful drawing all about the benefits of having a these cheerful flowers in your garden. It features variagated nasturtium flowers in glorious oranges, reds and yellows, as well as their big flat green leaves. There’s a cabbage white butterfly nearby, and the caterpillars are feasting on the leaves. Nasturtiums reward you in many ways: bold colour through late summer and early autumn; edible petals, leaves and seeds; and so easy to grow. They repel pests that attack cucumbers and squashes. Bees love brightly coloured nasturtiums, and they provide nectar for long-tongued bees.
I buy several packs of nasturium seeds every year. You can just push the seeds directly into the soil and forget about them. Then a lovely creeping covering of pretty leaves and delicate tendrils emerges, followed by pops of lovely colour. Nasturtiums may even be my favourite flower.
The nasturtiums design is printed across the fold and wraps around the card. You’ll receive the card flat. If you send it on in the envelope then it has a crease to fold it down the centre.
Size: The folded card is 15cm square; or 15cm x 30cm when opened up.
Each one comes with kraft envelope with a fabulous coral-coloured liner (I love these envelopes!).
This card is one of a collection of cards called ‘A Garden for Wildlife…’. The cards are a tribute to my parents who were both excellent gardeners and created little wildlife havens in their gardens. Every card sold from the collection will help to raise money for the ongoing work of the Macmillan Centre at our local hospital here in the Borders. My mum was cared for there for many years and it is a place very dear to my family. They have recently raised £830,000 to expand and improve the facilities. This will make a huge difference to cancer patients in the Scottish Borders. You can read all about why I am fundraising in this blog post.
ABOUT THE CARDS
All the cards are designed, manufactured and packaged by hand in the UK. They are printed on FSC approved card stock which means that it is sourced from sustainable mixed forests.
The original drawings are inspired by the little corner of the world I’m lucky enough to inhabit. I draw in pencil, biro and watercolour.
I love that when someone sends a card they are letting that person know they are valued. I like to imagine posties collecting and delivering the cards, and the journey the cards make by van and air and foot, landing on someone’s front door mat and making that person’s day. Are you planning on sending this card to someone special? Let me know when you leave a review!