In past posts, I’ve talked about how pollinators are attracted to certain flowers, and even how flowers have adapted their coloration or structure to better suit pollinators. Did you know that humans, way back in the 1700s, thought about using that sort of botanical and ecological knowledge to OUR advantage? “While Carl Linnaeus never got… Continue reading Tell the Time With Garden Blooms!
Sky, Water, Butterfly wings, Bird Plumage, and flowers.... What do these all have in common? They can be "Classic Blue", the Pantone Color of the Year! This color was chosen after lots of careful thought, study, and trend analysis, by Pantone color specialists because: "A timeless and enduring blue hue, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is… Continue reading Classic Blue – Pantone Color of the Year
As we get further into fall, the gardener inside of me gets sad. I miss spending time out among my flowers. The fall rains are providing the water they need, and the birds are busy picking the old flowers clean of their seeds. The wind is blowing the leaves over the plants - prepping the… Continue reading Create your Spring Garden Early with Bulbs!
Browse the many "black and white" photos available for prints. Sometimes things just look better when you remove the distraction of color. From landscapes , to flowers, to animals from around the world, - black and white is elegant and stark! Click on an image to enlarge it. Use the photo name listed during checkout.… Continue reading Black & White Photos
Browse the many "yellow" hued photos available for prints. From spring wildflowers, to sunny fields, to birds from all over, - yellow is a bright and cheerful color! Click on an image to enlarge it. Use the photo name listed during checkout. Order your print here! Yellow CrocusButter & EggsGladiolus - YellowTrout Lily in ForestYellow… Continue reading Yellows
Browse the many "red" hued photos available for prints. From fireworks, to flowers, to birds, - red is vibrant and exciting! Click on an image to enlarge it. Use the photo name listed during checkout. Order your print here! FireworksMonarch on Pink ZinniaRed Lily and BudDying TulipFiery TulipsFire or celosiaCoral BloomsDeep Red HibiscusSplit MumsBee on… Continue reading Red & Coral
Browse the many "purple" hued photos available for prints. From abstract light painting, to sunsets, to flowers, - purple is elegant and soothing! Click on an image to enlarge it. Use the photo name listed during checkout. Order your print here! Purple Beautyberry - verticalPurple Dwarf IrisPurple ColumbineClematis and the BeePurple Dancing OrchidVibrant HydrangeaI work… Continue reading Purple & Lavenders
Browse the many "blue" themed photos available for prints. From abstract light painting, to the sky, to flowers, to water, to even wildlife - blue is beautiful! Use the photo name listed during checkout. Order your print here! Abstract Lensball1Abstract Lensball2Lightpainted CameraBlue ColeusSiberian SquillMagnolia in Blue SkyChicory & beeGrape HyacinthViper's BuglossCornflower BlueRelaxation at the BeachOverlooking… Continue reading Blues & Teals
Flowers have so many beautiful colors, but other than just to make us humans happy, why are flower colors so diverse? Pollinators have the important job of transferring genetics from one flower to another to allow for fertilization and ultimately growth of future generations of flowers and plants. In order to attract the most effective… Continue reading Colors of the Rainbow as Seen in the Garden
Last month, I had a wonderful opportunity to learn more about pollinators, like the honeybee, at the nationally recognized botanical garden - Longwood Gardens! This professional development opportunity allowed me to not only learn about these amazing plant & animal relationships, but to witness first hand active pollination in the outdoor gardens and photograph some… Continue reading Pollination – Amazing Plant & Animal Relationships