leonie cornelius

LEONIE CORNELIUS & FRIENDS

Category Writing

anemone
anemone3
anemone2

Blood of Adonis

Irish Independent Weekend Magazine | 28 March 2015 I can’t remember the last time I allowed a blood red flower into my garden. I am not sure how my avoidance of all things red started but whenever a blood red poppy happens to open its petals, it is always swiftly taken out and transplanted to other places, never quite feeling a part of the scheme.  My own garden you see

Continue reading…

0
crocus 1
crocus 2
crocus 3

Cleopatra’s Crocus

Irish Independent Weekend Magazine | 14 March 2015 There is something about yellow. Particularly at times of the year, where late frost and snow are making us snuggle deeper into our scarves and coats and feel like this winter will never end. Of all the early Spring bloomers the one that makes me smile the most is the humble yellow Crocus. The golden, rich warm hues of the early Spring

Continue reading…

0
primrose 2
primrose 4
primrose 1
primrose 3

Primulas at Lissadell

Irish Independent Weekend Magazine | 7 March 2015 Finally the time of the year has come where small bits of colour start to show in the garden and our natural environment. Over the past few weeks I have watched with delight as pretty Snowdrop have scattered in white drifts through gardens and small early varieties of Iris and Muscari lend a hue of blue and purple to borders. On a

Continue reading…

0
echeveria2
echeveria1

Echeveria terracotta

Irish Independent Weekend Magazine | 28 February 2015 One of my all time favourite plants is the succulent Echeveria agavoides. It is such flawless plant, with shiny, spiky leaves and a really glowing, shiny green. Often it also has a little pinky-red tip at the end of the leaves which give it an added hint of colour. It is a great plant for any type of well draining container and

Continue reading…

0
gem stones
gem stones
gem stones2

Gem stones

Irish Independent Weekend Magazine | 21 February 2015 I love the idea of creating a planter shape around a specific plant. Every plant is totally different, particularly with succulents where you have an endless array of shapes, sizes and textures. The idea of plants growing in a little piece of art really appeals to me and will make a collection of succulents really stand out in your home. With this

Continue reading…

0
string of hearts
string of hearts 2

String of Hearts

Irish Independent Weekend Magazine | 14 Feb 2015 Everybody loves getting flowers as a gift. From bursting-with-colour bouquets to small gift-wrapped trees, nothing shows love and appreciation as much as giving a floral or growing gift. Flowers brighten the home and put a smile on our faces and with this in mind I decided to create a display for your Valentine’s table which uses both cut flowers as well as

Continue reading…

0
sempervivum arachnoidum

Spidery Bloom

Irish Independent Weekend Magazine| February 7 2014 At this time of the year our gardens are often still hibernating. Most plants still lie dormant and plants that are at their best are structural plants such as Hellebores and evergreen shrubs which I outlined last month. I discovered this This month I thought I would focus on some amazing low maintenance succulent plants to brighten up your indoor spaces. Succulents are

Continue reading…

0
hellebore
hellebore 2
hellebore 3

Heavenly Hellebores

Irish Independent Weekend Magazine | 31 January 2015 Welcome to our final plant in for the January planting combination. Along with the delicate snowdrops, the architectural Blue Fescue grass and the lovely berries of last weeks plant the Viburnum, we now focus on the star of the scheme. Hellebores are absolutely stunning flowers. They are actually my favourite winter plant and there are so many different varieties that it is

Continue reading…

0
leonie festuca 1
leonie fesctuca 2

Grey Grass

Welcome to week two of our January planting combination. Last week we placed the first element, the delicate snowdrop into the front of the plan. This week we add some architectural interest in the form of Blue Fescue grass. Strictly speaking this plant prefers drier soil than the others in the combination but I have seen that this grass is virtually indestructable in my own garden.  This blue foliaged grass

Continue reading…

0
leonie galanthus
galanthus 2

Snowdrop

I love seasons. The magical cycle is so exciting to watch in the garden. Late Summer is probably my favourite in all its spectacular colourful glory. Then again,  there is something very calming and poignant about Autumn with its golden foliage and textured seedheads.  Winter, dormant and quiet allows us all the time to reflect on our gardens and re-design and re-structure our schemes and ideas for our spaces.  And

Continue reading…

0
  • 1 6 7