Apr 182012

Depending on where you live, chard is a nutritious vegetable that can be planted any time in the year so long as there is no hard frost. ‘Bright Lights’ is a cultivar that has such colorful stems, it not only makes a decorative planting for the garden, but it makes a perfect subject for painting or illustrating. Here’s a painting I’ve done of Swiss chard ‘Bright Lights’ that will be appearing as the cover of a seed packet next year.

Swiss chard illustration by Jane Gates

Chard 'Bright Lights' illustration by Jane Gates

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