You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘flower macros’ tag.

Lots of photos, a few words.

early stardrift - tiny!

crocus and phlox

I love the colors of these violas. Perking back up after the winter.

Alice investigates the seedlings.

almost full (THANKS, MOM!!)

side garden + old veggie garden (in foreground)


Props to my hubby for the cute paths between the raised beds. The bamboo in this pic came from friends who have a ton of it growing behind their house. Bad for them, good for me!


Very disappointed in my tulips this year. Only 4 from the 20 I planted in the fall came up (wtf?!). And all of them (those and my old ones) have only really lasted a day or two because it was hot when they bloomed. Lame. I need better tulips that will do better for me year after year. Suggestions?

tip toe through the tulips

candytuft and 2 types of creeping phlox - also a reseeded dianthus/pinks

flowering dogwood at the edge of our property

…more to come on my winter sowing efforts and some mystery seedlings in my raised beds.

Herb AlmanacAPRIL 11: Predict the weather by emerging new leaves: Oak before Ask/We’ll have a splash/Ash before Oak we’re in for a soak.”


I’ve decided to enter this month’s Gardening Gone Wild Photo contest. Many of the blogs I follow take part, so what the hell? This month’s theme is “awakening.” I considered a few photos…

This daffodil photo was taken in March 2009 after a rain.

raindrops on a daffodil

So was this one. I love the angle, focus, and vectors all pointing to the daff, but the colors aren’t as vibrant as I wanted, even after I fooled around with another version in Photoshop a bit.

a daffodil at home

I like this shot of a baby spinach seedling, but eh, I dunno. This was taken 2 days ago.
spinach seedling

Also taken 2 days ago, this one clearly won’t work. Alice is doing precisely the OPPOSITE of “awakening”…
Alice sleeping

…she REALLY really loves the heater.
Alice sleeping

This was taken in early February. I like it, but it doesn’t really “pop.”

In the end, I decided to enter this one. This photo of my flowering quince was taken last spring. I actually used it as my desktop wallpaper for quite some time. I was rather pleased with how pretty the sky looked and how it contrasted against the pretty salmon pink of the flower.

Think I picked the right one???

Herb AlmanacMARCH 12: Wearing fresh pea blossoms attracts people and promotes friendships.


@jennahw on twitter!


Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1 other follower

grow some food!

Alltop, all the cool kids (and me)

Made on a Mac 