A Gardener's Journal

I have always loved painting and drawing for myself, but haven't really merged this with my professional design work.  I am excited to begin bringing these two aspects of my work together. This journal cover, designed as an entry in an international illustration contest, is my latest effort.  The challenge was to illustrate the cover of a Gardener's Journal using at least four elements: hand drawn lettering, a Japanese Anenome flower, a Staghorn Fern and the color "greige" - can you guess what color that is?  

This was a new experience, and I am not sure if it was completely "successful" as a final product, but I am happy with where projects such as this might lead.