Here you will find favorite photos I’ve taken here and there that may not fit into a particular blog post but which I want to share.
First, here is a winter photo which I’m entering in this month’s Gardening Gone Wild blog photo contest. Taken at the National Arboretum last winter, it caught my eye because of the contrast between the fluffy flower heads of the winter grasses and the brilliant red winterberry shrub behind them. A great combination for both designer and photographer!
February 1, 2010
Today I took a road trip with some colleagues at my company, to visit a new (to us) wholesale plant supplier in central PA. A post will probably follow sooner or later, but in the meantime here is a hellebore photograph I couldn’t wait to share. Thanks to Terry for the great tour!
March 7, 2010
This month’s photo contest at Gardening Gone Wild has as its theme ‘Awakening.’ As the snow finally starts to melt here, it’s inspiring to come across late winter blooms. Here’s my entry, an image of Hamamelis ‘Jelena’ in bloom at Brookside Gardens this time last year. It’s also part of my post on ‘Inspiration at the Arboretum.’
Time for another entry for Gardening Gone Wild’s monthly photo contest; this time the theme is “Green World.”
Last year I spent months photographing a client’s very large garden for a photo book. It’s a beautiful garden with a brook running through it and almost every kind of tree, shrub and perennial imaginable. But one of my absolutely favorite photographs turned out to be this shot, of Lady’s mantle and ferns. It’s in a post called “Worth Quoting,” but here it is again as my entry for GGW’s contest this month.
Skipped last month’s Gardening Gone wild photo contest but here’s my entry for June’s challenge to post your “best frame ever.” The truth is, I was hard pressed to pick one, because I can always find something I would improve about any image I’ve taken. But here is a photo I took a couple of years ago of a lavender dahlia, at dawn with dew still on it, at a county “dahlia trial garden” out in the middle of nowhere. It made me fall in love with these flowers and is still one of my favorites.
This month’s Gardening Gone Wild photo contest has as its theme “On the Road Again” – gardens glimpsed, unexpectedly, while away from home. Here’s my entry, which was originally part of a post entitled “Less Becomes More.” The image is called “34 Meeting Street.” It’s a garden half-glimpsed, half-imagined while in Charleston’s Battery Park area last spring, just as a dogwood was leafing out above a high wall.