Starry Night features strong deep purples and blues, along with touches of crimson and maroon, that are lit up by the occasional creamy-white bloom. Said to be inspired by Van Gough’s painting of the same name, the highly scented blooms are an artwork in themselves. Height to 180cm.
Price for 20 seeds
“This morning I saw the countryside from my window a long time before sunrise, with nothing but the morning star, which looked very big,” wrote van Gogh to his brother Theo, describing his inspiration for one of his best-known paintings, The Starry Night (1889). This is one of the most recognizable paintings in Western art: it reflects Van Gough’s direct observations of his view of the countryside from his window as well as the memories and emotions this view evoked in him and continues to inspire others.
Flowers have this power to evoke memories and emotions – it might be the colour, the scent or the combination of varieties. It might link to a specific memory or simply bring a sense of joy, peace or comfort or even pride… ‘I grew that, and it is lovely’. There is no doubt that the very act of being in the garden, tending to plants and following their timeline brings us humans back to a natural pace where fulfilment and well-being can also flourish.