Botanical Illustrations and the Beauty of the White Lavender

White poppy and lavender pattern

I’ve been having fun with some still life drawing.

I gathered a bunch of flowers and foliage from my garden for my dining table centerpiece and, one day whilst taking in the beauty of the flowers, decided to draw them. You can see my vase of delights to your right.

I really love vintage-style botanical pattern in design so I tried my hand at creating one of my own with these lavender and poppy illustration I had done.

Are White Lavenders a Thing?

I’ve had many people ask me if there really is such a thing as a white lavender. I’ve got to be honest, I would’ve been disbelieving too if it wasn’t for a few years ago when I saw my first white lavender bush in someone’s garden on one of my morning walks.

I had to have one!

For the naysayers out there, let me introduce you to my gorgeous white lavender bush (you can see my regular purple lavender bush next to it for a colour comparison) in my little Karoo garden in South Africa…

My white lavender bush 🙂

Isn’t it magnificent?

Below is a close up snap:

Close up snap of the White Lavender

And yes, they smell as good as they look!

Let me know in the comments below if you’ve ever seen or own white lavender? I’d be interested to know. Please also include where you come from.

Back to the Illustration…

So without further ado, here is my botanical illustration featuring the white lavender and poppy combo:

White Poppies and Lavender Botanical Design by Cherie Roe Dirksen

I really had fun creating this botanical pattern and it’s even more rewarding when you start designing various products and get to play with background colours – I especially like the teal background.

Below are a few of my products with this pattern, if you would like to visit my store and see all the available goodies, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

I’d love to hear which product stands out for you – let me know in the comment box below 🙂

Thanks for reading!

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