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Friday, 28 March 2014

Salad Days: Easy Art Print Review

A little while ago I was offered a print from the Easy Art collection for review purposes. With the 52 Week Salad Challenge still making a regular contribution to this blog, it was almost inevitable my selection would be the pictured Salad Greens by Alan Baker from the Guardian Wallchart collection.

I now have pictures of over 30 individual leaves to remind me we can eat salad every week of year whenever I sit down to eat the real thing.

Here's the finished product on our kitchen wall. As well as the print, I had a great time playing with the frame and mount options until I found a combination to my liking to fit with our decor.

I selected an ash frame partly in homage to the ash tree I'm Tree Following this year. The mount is a moss green which fits well with the poster and is greener than the photo suggests. As our kitchen is pretty bright - even in winter - I selected the non-reflective glass option.

If salads aren't your thing, there are hundreds of botanical prints available to select from, many of them from the RHS's collection in the Lindley Library. Choice isn't limited to the garden world either, so I think there's plenty to suit every kind of taste and interest, from fine art through photography to vintage posters. Prints usually come in a variety of sizes and you can opt to buy just the print, or to add a frame etc to your liking like I did.

I think they'd make a great house warming present.

12 comments:

  1. I wish I could grow at least half of that collection :) but it looks nice on the wall:)

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    1. Aga - you can grow them! There's lots to help you do so in my 52 Week Salad. challenge - salad leaves are about the easiest GYO you can do :-)

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  2. What a lovely picture, and a great reminder of lots of different types of salad leaves. I really must get sowing...

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    1. Warm weather this weekend means there no excuse Cj...

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  3. It looks very attractive. I'm trying to decide whether I'd take is as an inspiration or a reproval for all I'm not doing.

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    1. You're right Esther - must get sowing...

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  4. That looks good. I've had a quick browse of the excellent Easy Art site, and have bookmarked it for a proper look later. Flighty xx

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    1. Glad you like the look of it Flighty :-)

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  5. Now that's easy on the eye and informative too VP. As you say a good housewarming present or equally suitable for a veggie growing friend.

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  6. I am interested to read about your 52 week salad challenge.
    I just read your comment on Flighty's blog about your new no dig raised beds. I am in the process of doing the same thing and very excited about it.

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    1. Hi Chloris - the 52 Week Salad Challenge badge in the sidebsr will take you through to lots of information. No dig raised beds are fab :-)

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