iPhoneography: Lupine

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

23 05 2018

Love-in-a-Mist (Nigella damascena) Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro, f/18, 1/100 sec, ISO 250

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Love-in-a-mist in blue and white

13 05 2012

One of my favorite flowers to photograph—the ethereal, other-worldly Love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena); photographed at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

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Blooming in my garden: Sister violet ‘Freckles’

25 04 2012

The rare and unusual Sister violet (Viola sororia) ‘Freckles’, with heart-shaped evergreen leaves and tiny snow white blooms speckled with deep purple spots, is similar to a wild violet. This hardy perennial likes well-drained soil in full to part sun (mine is in shade for a good part of the day). It’s a great plant for naturalistic shade gardens and it spreads by seed and underground rhizomes. I planted my first bunch a few years ago in an egg shaped wire sculpture perched atop a big urn. This year the plant has escaped from its cage and began spreading on the ground. It returns every year, without fail—a tiny, unassuming, quiet little flower, flying under the radar.

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Love-in-a-Mist

25 05 2011

Love-in-a-Mist (Nigella damscena), photographed at Green Spring Gardens

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Blooming in my garden: Rose Campion

24 05 2011

Rose Campion (Lychnis coronaria) is a hardy and drought-tolerant perennial with silver-gray leaves on 2- to 3-foot tall stalks. Vividly intense magenta flowers bloom late spring to mid-summer and frequent deadheading keeps them blooming longer. A common flower in cottage gardens, they seed everywhere and are suitable for xeriscaping. Partial shade to full sun, zones 3-9, colors: pale pink, pink, fuchsia and white/near white (And yes, they are this intensely colored!)

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