I have decided to join the blogging craze. I am looking forward to taking a moment to find out a little more about the plants I have been photographing. I hope to explore all aspects of plants, flowers, trees and other garden related topics. Sorry about having to watermark the photos but there are a lot of people using them without permission.
Recently I found a “roll” of black and white shots from last
year. Shooting the picture in monochrome is usually always better than a
software conversion of a color shot to me. Black and white photos of flowers
can be interesting even though you lose one of the greatest properties of
Over the last several years we have pretty much stopped
growing Cannas. That broke my heart since I truly love the vibe they bring to
the garden. A big, bold plant that is still relatively well behaved. Now that a
lot of cultivars are almost self deadheading it really is a good maintenance
free plant. They are available in a wide range of colors and cultivars. The
flower color for ‘Richard Wallace’ is not that appealing. Kind of a dusty
yellow/orange. It is still a strong growing cultivar with good foliage.
Phalaenopsis Orchid Phalaenopsis
Spray of Moth Orchids, recently seen. I miss my days in the
Orchid House. The 70/70 conditions (70 deg. F and 70% humidity) are not
replicated anywhere else in my life. Also the smell of the orchid bark and the
joy of coaching a spray of flowers out of an uncooperative, finicky orchid
species. If you want to know more about Phalaenopsis click the tag they have
been shown here many times. A lot of people find them to be pedestrian but I
think they are beautiful and reliable.