Alliums

19 05 2021

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Irises at Green Spring Gardens

19 05 2021

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Pocket garden, year #2

19 05 2021

And so it begins—my second year of creating the “hanging garden of Babylon,” as Michael calls it. This year I added a lot more punchy color with red and pink polka dot plants and geraniums with colorful leaves. I added an Asparagus fern, coleus, white and green polka dot plants, sweet potato vines in three color variations and several ivies. Stay tuned for the metamorphosis!





Bleeding hearts

18 05 2021

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(Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro lens)





Bearded iris in my garden

8 05 2021

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Japanese Roof Iris

29 04 2021

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Nikon D850 / Nikkor 105mm micro





Peony ‘Henri Potin’

26 04 2021

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(iPhone 12 Pro Max, Camera+ 2 app in macro mode)





Roof iris ‘Alba’

26 04 2021

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(iPhone 12 Pro Max, Camera+ 2 app in macro mode)





Siberian iris with bumblebee

26 04 2021

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Feed me, Seymour!

14 04 2021

This one is, well, um, interesting. It’s got a Little Shop of Horrors “Feed me, Seymour” vibe. I’ll capture it fully unfurled and see if its demeanor changes.

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Parrot tulips blooming in my new flower bed

14 04 2021

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Bleeding hearts

11 04 2021

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Tulip blooming in my garden

10 04 2021

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Grape hyacinth (Muscari) in my garden

9 04 2021

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African daisy (Osteospermum)

31 03 2021

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African daisy (Osteospermum)

31 03 2021

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Ginkgo branches

23 11 2020

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Sunday sky

1 11 2020

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Icarus flying too close to the sun (see him above, left?)




Signs of fall #2

1 10 2020

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Signs of fall #1

1 10 2020

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My Garden Photography Workshop at River Farm

9 09 2020


Yours truly is leading a garden photography workshop on Saturday, October 17, at River Farm, home to the American Horticulture Society!

What I’ll be teaching can apply to everything from a DSLR to a point-n-shoot to your smartphone.

The workshop is 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., with a lecture and hands-on guidance photographing in the gardens at River Farm. (I just attended a botanical illustration workshop a few weeks ago, so I know the social distancing/mask wearing is in effect there.) The event will be held exclusively outdoors under their big event tent. Their address is 7931 E Boulevard Dr, Alexandria, VA 22308.

If you’re local and want to attend, learn more in the link below!

https://connect.ahsgardening.org/river-farm-events/2020/garden-photography-workshop—non-members

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Runnymeade Garden Club

25 07 2020

When my friend Elizabeth recently mentioned the flyer (on Facebook) that I sent out to residents when I started the Runnymeade Garden Club (eons ago), she described it exactly as I created it—little colorful squares with photos taken around my garden and in the neighborhood. I just came across the front and back covers of the brochure I distributed around the neighborhood. I have no idea what I did for the inside of the piece–will have to locate the file. But for now, here are the two covers. On the back cover, you’ll see a tabby cat in the lower righthand corner—that was my sweet boy, Jasper. I hosted the garden club for about four or five years (I don’t remember exactly how long), then needed to step back for personal and business reasons—I put a lot of time, effort and money into this wonderful group of “Weedettes.” It was just what I needed during those years, and I made many wonderful long-lasting friendships as a result.

FlyerFront

FlyerBack





Hibiscus

19 07 2020

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Orange Jessamine (Orange Jasmine)

19 07 2020

Orange Jessamine (Murraya paniculata)

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Attachment-1 copy





Morning glory blooms

17 07 2020

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WEB Morning Glories





Daylily

14 07 2020

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WEB Blush Peach Daylily

 





Rudbeckia

14 07 2020

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WEB Rudbeckia Jumble

WEB Rudbeckia Group

 





Tiny Daylily

14 07 2020

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WEB Tiny Daylily

 





Crocosmia

14 07 2020

Crocosmias are part of the Iris family. Originally from South Africa, the name comes from the Greek words for “saffron” and “smell.”

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WEB Red Exotic Flower





Bumblebee on Coneflower

13 07 2020

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WEB Bumblebee Coneflower





Daylilies

13 07 2020

For this shot, I diffused the light shining directly on the daylilies, but allowed the bright dappled sunlight to filter through in the background.

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WEB Three Red Daylilies




Daylilies

13 07 2020

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WEB Maroon Yellow Daylilies





Daylily

13 07 2020

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WEB Meadowlark Daylily 1





Hydrangea blues

22 06 2020

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Stargazer lilies

20 06 2020
My huge cluster of stargazer lilies put on quite a show a few weeks ago! 18 blooms across four plants, and so fragrant that I could smell them from the front porch! 

Shot with my iPhone 8Plus

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“Hosta seeds” (NOT)

11 06 2020

A few weeks ago I shared a post about some unusual color hostas available from a FB ad. I took the bait and paid $12.95 (including shipping) for “200 hosta seeds” from a company called Garden Gate (apparently NOT affiliated with the magazine of the same name). My hostas in the backyard garden are gorgeous this year, so I thought, why not add some new varieties–and with those colors (which I admit seemed a bit suspect, but I was smitten already!) would mean color in the garden when nothing else was blooming. Plus, hostas are perennial and easy care plants. I’ve never seen a hosta seed and didn’t know whether they grew from seeds in the first place. Win-win, yes?

I then read reviews saying you will NOT get 200. You will NOT get actual hosta “seeds.” And there is no hot pink hosta in existence.

So I promptly wrote to PayPal and told them what I thought of this company. I was refunded just a few days later. Then today, I just got these “hosta seeds.” Not 200, by a stretch. But since they’re FREE and I’m curious by nature, I’m gonna plant them and let you know what transpires. (They look like tulip bulbs or something smaller. Someone commented and said they look like garlic cloves, which they do. No garlic smell, though.)

Also, the box was already open. Guess whoever tampered with the box saw “hosta seeds” and considered it a bust. Wish me luck on whatever these are. 😜

Just counted them….24.25 “hosta seeds.”

Hosta seeds





Blooming in my garden: Oriental lily ‘Stargazer’

3 06 2020

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iPhone 8Plus, Camera+2 app in macro mode

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Blooming in my garden: Asiatic lilies

3 06 2020

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iPhone 8Plus, Camera+2 app in macro mode

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Blooming in my garden: Asiatic lily

3 06 2020

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iPhone 8Plus, Camera+2 app in macro mode

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Oriental lily ‘After Eight’

3 06 2020

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iPhone 8Plus, Camera+2 app in macro mode

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Love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena)

3 06 2020

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iPhone 8Plus, Camera+2 app in macro mode

Nigella 1





Raindrops on Lambs ear leaf

3 06 2020

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iPhone 8Plus, Camera+2 app in macro mode

aindrops





Louisiana iris ‘Black Gamecock’

3 06 2020

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iPhone 8Plus, Camera+2 app in macro mode

Louisiana Iris





Allium

3 06 2020

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iPhone 8Plus, Camera+2 app in macro mode

Allium





Asiatic lilies

3 06 2020

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iPhone 8Plus, Camera+2 app in macro mode

Yellow Asiatic Lilies





Love-in-a-mist

29 05 2020

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Nigella WEB





Bumblebee on daylily

18 05 2020

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Bumblebee on Daylily WEB





Daylily

18 05 2020

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Burgundy Daylily WEB





Gladiolas

18 05 2020

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Purple Red Glads Ed Joanie WEB





Bearded iris

18 05 2020

Okay, one more black-blackground-outdoors scenario with my Bearded irises…it was overcast but high light this morning, so I was able to get some really cool contrast in this image…so much so that it looks like I added some artificial lighting to the right (I didn’t, I just harnessed mother nature!)

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Peach Burgundy Group WEB