Bloom day scans

My monthly efforts with plants and a cheap scanner.

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Have I really neglected this blog since Labor Day? Apologies. Life has been hectic. Plus I've been able to scratch my blogging itch some at work through the Cornell Horticulture blog. The little vacation from blogging here has made me start yearning for spring already and getting back to shooting photos and creating scans. Following Les's lead at A Tidewater Garden, I figured I'd pull together a quick collection of favorites from the past year, drawing from both blogs. In most cases, you can click on images for a larger view. New Year's cyclamen With a corm nearly the size of my fist, this cyclamen reliably pumps out blossoms on the kitchen windowsill this time of year.  More manipulations of this scan. cyclamen   Valentine's Day scan Cyclamen and begonia kaleidoscope. More manipulations here cyclamen and pelargonium   Ephemerals This is why I long for spring: The chance to get my knees muddy shooting little things. Hard to chose just one. Below, an Eranthis -- a special variety though I don't know its name. ephemerals Iris histrioides 'Katharine Hodgkin' ephemerals Ephemerals scan nicely, too. april scans More ephemerals.   Daffodil season Scan of daffodils, Leucojum and tulips the deer missed. may scan   Pulmonaria This one pumps out the prettiest flowers. Good thing. It's leaves are butt-ugly. pulmonaria   June scan Kaleidoscope mosaic with Aruncus, among others.  Original scan. More manipulations. june scan manipulations   Allium bulgaricum At least that's what John Scheepers is calling it these days. One of my favorites. june pix and scans   Tools of the trade Shot this at a weed control workshop at a field day for gardeners at Cornell's Thompson Vegetable Researcg Farm.  Read more. Charles Mohler, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, demonstrated a wide range of weed control tools.   Sod sofa Every fall, students in the Art of Horticulture class build a sod sofa on campus.  It's one of my favorite afternoons, as I get to shoot stills and usually make a time-lapse video. View photo gallery Art of Horticulture students lounge on the sod sofa they built. View time lapse video:   Labor Day scan 4-pane of my Labor Day scan. More manipulations. september scan   Patrick Daugherty's Stickwork installation One of the first posts I wrote on this blog was about how much fun I had helping 'Stickwork' sculptor Patrick Dougherty with his installation in Collegetown. He returned to campus in October for a series of events including a hands-on community build at the Ithaca Children's Garden. You can view a time-lapse video of the build below or view one of his talks, Stickwork: Primitive Ways in an Accelerated World.   Art of Horticulture final projects What would I do without this class. My second favorite day of the school year (after sod sofa day) is when the students in this class present their final projects. I usually give a talk about digital art, and this semester I was so pumped that one of the students was inspired to try some manipulations. (You can view them here.)  You can also view most all of this year's (and previous years') projects at the Art of Horticulture gallery page. Floral appliqé and wire bonsai sculpture   Also of interest ... A couple of things I discovered as I was reviewing the year that I should have plugged here earlier:
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Had a little time to fiddle around today. september scan september scan september scan

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Actually had these done a week ago. Just never found time to get them online. Still don't like the lack of depth of field with this particular scanner. Still looking for a solution. Love the pollen on the platen. august bloom day scans august bloom day scans august bloom day scans august bloom day scans august bloom day scans

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Happy bloom day. Thanks to Carol at May Dreams Garden for hosting, as usual. It's verbascum season. Fiddling with tradescantia and evening primrose.

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Didn't have time before the last post to do much with the scan that I did. Here's some fiddling around ... june scan manipulations june scan manipulations june scan manipulations

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