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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Ladies in the House! 1-5

"Ladies in the House!" "SET OF FIVE""
Shipping price is $20.00 dollars in continental USA
sale price for buy it now is: 150.00 dollars for entire set!
start bid on the 1st of July for all five is 100.00 dollars
5 pieces of art at 8 x 10 inch wrapped canvas edges painted ready to hang. 1/2 inch deep...
Acrylic with gel pen sealed in acrylic spray/ORIGINAL ARTWORK

 Here I have painted an original series of Lady Slippers. There are acrylic paintings on 8 x 10" canvases wrapped with painted edges ready to hang, the edges are 1/2 " thick! With a comb hanger on the backs of each one.

 Pink Lady's slipper (Cypripedium acaule).
 Pink lady's slipper is a large, showy wildflower that belongs to the orchid family. Having two opposite basal leaves and a large flower at the end of an erect stalk. The flower is magenta to whitish-pink. Growing 6 to 15 inches tall and flowers generally between May and July.
 The Latin name is acaule meaning, "stem less", referring to the plant’s leafless flowering stem.
 Regarded in traditional practices as having medicinal value. The root of lady's slipper was used as a remedy for nervousness, tooth pain, and muscle spasms. In the 1800s and 1900s it, was widely used as a substitute for the European plant valerian for sedative properties. For survival and reproduction lady's slipper interacts with a fungus in the soil.. Generally, orchid seeds do not have food supplies inside them like most other kinds of seeds. Requiring require threads of the fungus to break open the seed and attach them to it. The fungus will pass on food and nutrients to the pink lady's slipper seed. When the lady’s slipper plant is older and producing its own nutrients, the fungus will extract nutrients from the orchid's roots. This relationship between the orchid and the fungus is known as “symbiosis”. Pink lady’s slipper take many years to go from seed to mature plants. Seed-bearing harvest of wild lady's slipper root is not considered sustainable. Pink lady's slippers can live to be twenty years old, and sometimes longer.
 Lady's slippers also require bees for pollination. Bees are lured into the flower pouch through the front slit, attracted by the flower’s bright color and sweet scent. Once inside, the bees find no reward, and discover that they are trapped, with only one point of escape. Inside the pouch, there are hairs that lead to a pair of exit openings, one beneath each pollen mass. The bee must pass under the stigma, so if it bears any pollen from a visit to another flower, it will be deposited before picking up a fresh load on the way out. (JUST ANOTER REASON WE REALLY NEED THE BEES!)

If the "Ladies" set does not sell I will sell these individually starting at 50.00 dollars each with a start bid of 45.00 dollars!

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