iPhoneography: Nasturtium

18 02 2019

Nasturtium (iPhone 8Plus, Camera+ 2 app in macro mode)

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iPhoneography: Zinnias

23 08 2018

Zinnias (iPhone 8Plus, Camera+2 app in macro mode, Snapseed app border applied)

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iPhonegraphy: Lantana

14 08 2018

iPhone 8Plus, Camera+ 2 app in macro mode, Snapseed app border

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iPhonegraphy: Mandevilla

14 08 2018

iPhone 8Plus, Camera+ 2 app in macro mode, Snapseed app border

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Cosmos

19 06 2018

Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro; 1/125, f/22, ISO 400

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iPhoneography: Lupine

9 06 2018

iPhone 7Plus, Camera+ app in macro mode, Snapseed app border

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iPhoneography: Cucumber beetle on Gerbera daisy

9 06 2018

iPhone 7Plus, Camera+ app in macro mode, Snapseed app border

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iPhoneography: Gerbera daisy

9 06 2018

iPhone 7Plus, Camera+ app in macro mode, Snapseed app border

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Love-in-a-Mist

20 05 2018

Love-in-a-Mist (Nigella damascena)

Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro, 1/80, f/14, ISO 125

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Celosia (Cockscomb Flower)

30 07 2013

Celosia (Cockscomb Flower); photographed at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

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Cleome (Spider flower)

30 07 2013

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Lotsa love (in-a-mist)

20 05 2013

Love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena), photographed at Green Spring Gardens

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Love-in-a-mist

9 05 2013

Love-in-a-mist (Nigella Damascena), photographed at Green Spring Gardens

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Love-in-a-mist

9 05 2013

Love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena), photographed at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. It was my last shot of the day. We made it back to the car just as a torrential downpour came!

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Closeup detail of Love-in-a-mist

2 08 2012

Love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena) © Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.





Cleome (Spider flower)

2 06 2012

Cleome hassleriana ‘Seniorita Rosalita’® Spider Flower

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Love-in-a-mist

16 05 2012

Love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena), photographed at Green Spring Gardens this afternoon

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Intriguing at every stage: Love-in-a-mist

13 05 2012

From that feathery foliage at the onset to those otherworldly blooms to the past-its-prime pods (as seen here), Love-in-a-mist is eye candy in every stage of its life.

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Monarch Butterfly on Egyptian Star Flowers

17 10 2011

Egyptian Star Flower (Pentas lanceolata) is a fall-blooming herbaceous perennial that is treated as an annual in my Zone 7 area. The cluster of buds open into small (1/2 inch at most) star-shaped flowers that are irresistible to butterflies and bees. Photographed at Green Spring Gardens

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Love-in-a-Mist

19 05 2011

Love-in-a-Mist (Nigella damascena) is a beautiful Victorian garden annual blooming in soft shades of blue, pink, white, and lavender. Because its fern-like leaves look similar to fennel, it has also been called fennel flower. This annual herbaceous plant is in the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae), readily self-seeds, and is common in old-fashioned cottage gardens. It grows in full sun to partial shade and blooms from late spring through fall. Nigella is short-lived, so for continuous bloom, repeat sowing every four weeks. You can cut and deadhead this plant to keep it flowering longer.

Photographed at Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, Virginia

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