Plant textures: Japanese Maple and Rhododendron Leaf print. I found these inspirations on a walk.
Sempervivum tectorum Always living..
I purchased a succulent yesterday at the Detroit farmer’s market. I’m so excited to raise one of my own. To my surprise this plant is also a dye plant when it produces flowers. They also store water in their leaves, hence their name Sempervivum (always living). This act of strength is what allows them to live in difficult places such as sunny rocks, alpine belts, and mountainous cliff sides. I love this plant and the adoptive botanical name it was given. I appreciate the metaphor behind it because it reminds me to embrace that about life; always living.…
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