Friday, July 12, 2013

Plein Air– Greenfield Plant Farm

Greenhouse Hydrangea
12" x 16", Oil on Canvas

I don't know how I got myself into this one, but I guess it turned out OK. This place had the most different verities of plant of any nursery of visited. With all the plants it was hard to get far enough away from things to paint them. They even stock pine needle straw! I haven't seen that since I lived in Alabama.

SWOPA went to the Greenfiled Plan Farm on Clough Pike, near Turpin High School. This is in Anderson Township, Hamilton County and is part of the Eastern suburbs of Cincinnati. Not that this area didn't get settled early. The plant farm is on a homestead settled in 1835 and just down Clough Pike is a log home built in 1795! This area is as close to the original settlement in the Cincinnati area (Columbia, now part of the Columbia-Tusculum neiborhood), as downtown is.

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