Saturday, June 26, 2010
From the top: Poppy seed capsule and leaf; New growth on Plumeria; leaf bases and flower buds; Liatris microcephala and Sedum 'Angelina'.
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Thursday, June 24, 2010
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Monday, June 21, 2010
Daylilies are a great way to add color in one of those "between" periods; in our area they help bridge the transition from the classic garden perennials of May and early June to the "meadow" sorts of perennials: Rudbeckias, Heliopsis, Helianthus, etc. Easily grown in full sun and any soil, excepting daylily rust they are basically problem free. I have always had mixed feelings about them because, while the flowers may be glorious, the plant is often a mess. Conversely, on those cultivars where the foliage stays green and neat, the flowers tend to be run of the mill and uninteresting. Can't have everything I guess. Personally I tend towards the more spectacular flowers and just bury the plants in a border where the foliage can be ignored.
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Gardenia 'Michael'....This plant has lived through two consecutive USDA Zone 7 winter with no visible damage
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Michael and Pat found these cool insects, called me on the radio, aimed me in the right direction, and pointed out the subjects
I take a lot of pictures and, because I use a fairly inexpensive (generous assessment) camera and rarely spend more than a few seconds on any picture, they're all really just snapshots. (I would estimate the elapsed time from when I stopped my vehicle till I was finished taking these two pictures, to be close to but less than one minute.) Occasionally I wish I used better equipment and spent more time This would be a wonderful photograph if well done.. Still....life is compromise. If I carried a 2,000 dollar camera with a 2,000 dollar lens, I couldn't carry it in my pocket so I'd miss a lot of things. I don't know. I think this is the way to go.
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