The University of Georgia has a wonderful little Trial Garden hidden away on campus. When everything else is beaten down by the heat of summer, the trial gardens are a riot of colors. Beds, pots and hanging plants filled with annual and perennials of every color.
There is so much packed into such a small space it is hard to decide what to paint. everywhere you look there is something to catch your eye, begging to be painted. Over several weekends I have managed to paint just a few of the many plants at the Trial Gardens.
Black-eyed Susans , Rudbeckia sp., are a common garden flower, but there are many different varieties now. The Trial Garden has a bed full of different varieties. Some are yellow, others orange or brown. There are large flowers and small flowers, tall flowers and short flowers. I made a composite sketch of only a few of these beautiful flowers.