100 Days Project

Jacinda: Inkweed

100 black ink drawings of common New Zealand garden weeds (plants found growing where they are not wanted). The drawings, made on A4 paper, will loosely depict the plants' essential characteristics. Where possible I will identify them using the Massey University Weed Database and other online sources. On completion I will output all the drawings as one large poster on photorag paper.

Day 77:

Nasturtium

Tropaleum majus

A few young leaves from a Laingholm garden. This is a plant which often escapes and scrambles out of gardens, becoming a weed.

All parts of a nasturtium are edible. The flowers and leaves can be used in salads and the seeds can be pickled – they are a bit like capers. Using the seeds like this is a good way of containing their general sprawl in warmer areas where they are not killed off by winter frosts. (POD website)