Shut-ups in Hugh’s Backyard – FineGardening

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.

close up of yellow tulip petalsTulipa hybrid (Zones 3–7)

close up of tiny bluebeard flowersBluebeard (Caryopteris incana, Zones 7–9)

close up of white and green Snow-on-the-mountain flowerSnow-on-the-mountain (Euphorbia marginata, Zones 3–9)

close up fo purple and yellow irisSiberian iris (Iris sibirica, Zone 3–8)

close up of Snowdrop flowerSnowdrop (Galanthus nivalis, Zones 3–8)

close up of bright purple Lobelia petalsNice blue lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica, Zones 4–9)

close up of tiny pink Lantana flowersLantana (Lantana camara, Zones 9–10 or as an annual)

close up of purple Giant larkspurBig larkspur (Consolida ajacis, annual)

close up of pink New York ironweedNew York ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis, Zones 4–9)

close up of the center of a Crocus flowerCrocus (Crocus vernus, Zones 3–9)

close up of light purple Angelonia flowerAngelonia (Angelonia angustifolia, Zones 8–11 or as an annual)

close up of spiky pink Castor bean flowersCastor bean (Ricinus communis, Zones 9–11 or as an annual)

close up of purple African violet flowerAfrican violet (Saintpaulia lonantha, Zones 10–11 or as a houseplant)


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