White Muscari (Muscari argaei ‘Album’)

20 04 2014

I photographed this pair of Muscari, taking a siesta on a nearby tulip leaf, in the conservatory at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden this afternoon.

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Tulip mania at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

20 04 2014

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Re-post: I never saw a purple cow…

1 02 2014

Originally published on 2.11.2009

As promised, I present the color purple!

Purple was the favorite color of Egypt’s Cleopatra, and while the color is traditionally associated with royalty in many cultures, it is the color of mourning for widows in Thailand. It is also a color associated with wisdom and spirituality.

No matter the symbolism, it is a color that is abundant in my garden. I particular like mixing it with bright yellow and green. One of my favorite purple + green combos is in the collage below—the purple iris against a backdrop of lime green groundcover (Creeping Jenny, perhaps?), photographed at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in Richmond, Virginia a few years ago.

Purple Cow by Gelett Burgess
I never saw a purple cow
I hope I never see one;
But I can tell you anyhow,
I’d rather see than be one.

I also found “purple cow parodies” online and there are some funny ones—based on the works of Poe, Dickinson, Keats, Wordsworth and Kipling. Check them out here.

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Toad lily ‘Hatatogisa’

17 08 2013

Toad lily (Tricyrtis formosana ‘Hatatogisa’); photographed at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

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‘Blue Moon’ Siberian iris against a backdrop of Astilbe foliage

7 05 2013

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Bearded iris (unknown variety)

5 05 2013

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Spiderwort ‘Sweet Kate’

5 05 2013

Spiderwort Tradescantia ‘Sweet Kate’, photographed at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

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