Bloom day scans

I usually think of September as a time of waning color, but there’s still lots out there. Sure, it’s here and there and you have to look for it. And it’s dwarfed by the goldenrod peaking, and will continue to be dwarfed as the trees start to change. But it’s there …

Click on images for larger view. Hat tip to Carol at May Dreams Garden for hosting this monthly gathering.

Echinacea and I believe a Helinium of unknown origin.
sept 2009 scan

Lots of colors …
sept 2009 scan

One of my favorite leaves (Plume poppy) along with some whites. Better in person.
sept 2009 scan

Details from the first scan …
sept 2009 scan

sept 2009 scan

More bloom day scans.

How to. (It’s easy. Give it a try.)

Students build sod sofa at Cornell Plantations (time-lapse video)

Update [9/29/09]: Cornell Chronicle article.

Cross posted from Cornell Horticulture blog. I used the same time-lapse technique that I used in this post.

Sod sofa in 60 seconds from Cornell Horticulture on Vimeo.

Marcia Eames-Sheavly’s Art of Horticulture class — with the assistance of turf specialist Frank Rossi and Cornell Plantations staff — spent the afternoon of September 8 creating a sod sofa in the pond area of the F.R. Newman Arboretum.

Sod sofa in Cornell Plantations arboretum.

Students raked and shoveled to shape the sofa in a slope near the pond’s edge. Then under Frank’s tutelage put the sod in place. In 2007 and 2008, the class built sod sculptures at Bluegrass Lane Turf and Landscape Research Facility adjacent to the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course.

Art of Horticulture students laying sod.