In the present day’s images are from Hugh Locke.
As cell-phone cameras have gotten higher, I’ve been utilizing mine to seize close-up photos of the flowers in my backyard in Westchester, New York (Zone 6b). My aim has been to deal with particulars like petals, stamens, and pistils reasonably than flower portraits. The folds, shading, and edges of a petal turn out to be a research in movement. A tiny floret turns into a flower. A petal turns into a contour map with colour markings. None of those images have been manipulated or filtered, apart from being cropped. The final picture is of an indoor plant as a nod to the winter presently being endured till we are able to get again into the backyard.
Tulipa hybrid (Zones 3–7)
Bluebeard (Caryopteris incana, Zones 7–9)
Snow-on-the-mountain (Euphorbia marginata, Zones 3–9)
Siberian iris (Iris sibirica, Zone 3–8)
Snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis, Zones 3–8)
Nice blue lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica, Zones 4–9)
Lantana (Lantana camara, Zones 9–10 or as an annual)
Big larkspur (Consolida ajacis, annual)
New York ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis, Zones 4–9)
Crocus (Crocus vernus, Zones 3–9)
Angelonia (Angelonia angustifolia, Zones 8–11 or as an annual)
Castor bean (Ricinus communis, Zones 9–11 or as an annual)
African violet (Saintpaulia lonantha, Zones 10–11 or as a houseplant)
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