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Denman Island, British Columbia, Canada
Jean Cockburn retired from her professional career as an academic librarian in 2008 to become a textile artist living on Denman Island, British Columbia. She draws, quilts, embroiders, knits and crochets, makes wearable art, weaves baskets, dyes fabric, and paints watercolours. Her work has been exhibited locally in juried and group shows on Denman Island, in Courtenay, Comox, and Duncan on Vancouver Island, in West Vancouver, and across Canada with the Surface Design Association.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

April flowers

I did some gardening this morning and cut a bouquet of April flowers. As our garden has only a small portion that is fenced against deer, I only have a few tulips planted, but many narcissi. Narcissus is one of the few plants that deer never, ever eat. Over the years I have bought many types when our neighbourhood does its annual bulb order with Van Noort, and I especially love the fragrant ones that are best appreciated on the dining room table while I read and blog and sometimes even eat.

Double narcissus "Flowerdrift"

Rock garden narcissus "Quail" (such an exquisite fragrance)

Rock garden narcissus "Thalia" (very lovely with a delicate perfume)

Cupped narcissus "Carlton" (fragrance is not very strong)

Cupped narcissus "Salome" (unscented)

Poetaz narcissus "Yellow Cheerfulness" (light fresh scent)

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