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R D Plants

By Mavis
While on holiday Paddy took me down to Devon to see this lovely man. He grows such unusual plants. I bought about 5 plants & he gave me a most wonderful Hellebore that he himself has grown, almost black . More later . Next Spring I hope it will grow for me. We went & had a cup of tea with him & his wife . A fount of Knowledge .

I took his portrait in colour then turned it to mono & then used a Sepia tint . Hope you like it . xx

Now I have added the colour version

Tags: Helebore Portraits and people RD PLANTS

Voters: canonfan, gazlowe, taggart and 19 more

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13 May 2012 12:54PM
Both sets are lovely. I think i prefer V1

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taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
13 May 2012 12:58PM
I liked the sepia, now love the color-- am wondering what you bought--
Think I would like to meet this person and his greenhouse!
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
13 May 2012 4:57PM
Thank you all for looking. Jennnnnn. Can hardly remember what I bought though they were all so special . Paddy bought me about 7 for my Birthday that she had sent for . Then I bought some from other nurseries and Paddy dug up a lot for me . She rolled them in damp Newspaper put in plastic bags and then put in a large bag of strong plastic that blew up a bit & was sandwiched in my case between my clothes . they all survived. I mostly like small Alpine plants .
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
13 May 2012 6:20PM
both shots are very good I cant choose a favourite today
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
13 May 2012 9:41PM
Great Mono,but the colour for me.
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
14 May 2012 11:45AM
What a fine portrait...I like them both, but the color just tips it by a hair.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
14 May 2012 12:49PM
Don't know about growing plants, Mavis, but that's a wonderful beard he's grown! Wink Works very well in sepia, and think between the two, this gets my vote Smile
Trev Smile
bunbeam 12 2 United Kingdom
14 May 2012 1:39PM
both brilliant, but in this case v2 has it by a whisker
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
19 May 2012 9:46AM
I think v2 is my favourite here Mavis - looks a great character SmileSmile
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
26 May 2012 9:48PM
A terrific character study, I like the sepia version

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