Mandala Monday: Tradescantia … Oenothera speciosa and Cherry Tarts

Virginia Spiderwort T. (Tradescantia) virginiana  can be an invasive plant but it is one I enjoy having in the garden since it is a Virginia native (at one time we had it in pink and magenta too)…

Patty Szymkowicz Spiderwort Evening Primrose MandalaI also let the pink Evening Primrose come up pretty much wherever it pleases as I like a bit of “wild” surprise in the garden and the pink blooms have a delicate fragrance…

Patty Szymkowicz Spiderwort Evening Primrose Mandala (1)I used a pretty gold scalloped piece of cardboard to build the mandala on…

Patty Szymkowicz Spiderwort Evening Primrose Mandala (2)

the cardboard originally came under a most delicious Cherry Crostata

Wegman's Cherry Crostata

I won’t tell you how many cardboards we have collected…

joining Dawn of Girl Unwinding for her Mandala Monday on this Memorial Day remembering with gratitude all those that have served helping keep America the land of the free…

25 responses to “Mandala Monday: Tradescantia … Oenothera speciosa and Cherry Tarts

  1. Another beautiful mandala. I love the color of the Virginia Spiderwort. I’ve been looking through my dried flower petals and thinking about a mandala with them. There’s nothing like the color of the freshly cut flowers, though.

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  2. Hello ma chère Patty,
    ces fleurs magnifiques se prêtent à la perfection pour ce mandala, témoignage de la bravoure d’américains morts pour la patrie.
    Ce crostata à la cerise est une pure merveille pour le palais, me faudrait la recette.
    Gros bisoux.
    MAPY

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  3. Just beautiful as always, dear Patty!

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  4. Such an elegant design! I like the soft feathery touch of the grasses (I guess that’s what they are) in the background. OK, now my mouth is watering for some cherry crostata – is that from a local bakery or do you make it yourself? Yum, yum.

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  5. Wonderful creation, Patty! Love your mandala!

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  6. Very pretty! I’ve never seen a Virginia Spiderwort. It’s pretty and very interesting with it’s three petals and fuzzy center. The color is amazing! Have a wonderful Memorial Monday!

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  7. wonderful !!! Fab colors of the flowers and Yummie!

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  8. These mandalas are always beautiful, I hope to try one someday. The crostada….YUM!

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  9. Just beautiful. I think that I would have a lot of cardboards too if they sold those cherry crostatas over here.

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  10. Mandala Monday is always a favourite post. Beautiful flowers!…and the cherry crostata…. yummo.

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  11. I sure enjoy seeing the mandalas.

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  12. So gorgeous, that colour is amazing- I don`t know the flower, but it is beautiful- and together with the Primrose so striking!
    Your Mandale looks wonderful with the lovely grasses underneath- and the rose on top- such a beauty- and the crostata –UHHHMMMMM yummy- I bet there are MANY cardboards ,dearest Patty! 🙂
    xo,Dorthe

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  13. I collected some of that pink primrose along a country road one year. I love it, but it got so invasive, I thought it was going to take over my front yard. Now it’s gone. I really like it along with the spiderwort, which I have never seen before. Amazing what different wild flowers you have.

    Well done on the mandala. In the end, it made me hungry (grin).

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  14. Another gorgeous creation!!!

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  15. Beautiful for Mandala Monday! And; the cherry tart….just looking at it makes my mouth water!!!!! Love ya!

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  16. You have an eye on the lens for peaceful healing….through your photos from Nature. I felt a healing just visiting your post today. I lost my dear brother Larry last week and the numbness has a wrap on my heart. Peace be with you dear lady. Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

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  17. When you have cut & plucked your beautiful flowers laid them out & taken a photo, what do you do with them afterward?

    So pretty as always. You must have a huge abundance of flowers in your garden Dxx

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  18. Hello Sweetie, the mandala is gorgeous as always, I remember when you used the leaves from the spiderwort, the flowers are amazing, I love the tuff inside the stemen, looks ethereal, it is a stunning blue with the primrose pink gorgeous, what a beautiful gold board for the background and who is counting, its not aloud ^-^, hope you have a wonderful day, big hugs to you my dear..

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  19. Gorgeous mandala Patty!!! I love cherries and the crostata looks delicious!!! ~Sophia

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  20. i would have a cardboard collection too if anything that delicious looking was to be had here! yum! and i love your mandala today, beautiful pink against that very strong blue = LOVE!

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  21. marmeladegypsy

    Oh, dear! What is more fun — creating the beautiful mandala or making way for the cardboard base? Either way you win! Lovely!

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  22. I’m in love with the extreme close-ups you’ve been getting of the delicate features of the blossoms. Stunning!

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  23. Beautiful!!! xxx

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  24. Ah Mandala Monday. Stunning as always Patty. Thank you.
    Hugz Tonniece

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  25. AWEsome colors!! you should collect these mandalas and print a book of them!

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