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Friday, February 26, 2010

More of My Plants

Alright, so here are the rest of the pictures I took of my valentine amaryllis as well as pictures from the photo-shoot I had with my paperwhite narcissus that bloomed. The amaryllis ones I took with the lights in my apartment all off and a desk lamp shining behind the flower. The pictures of the paperwhite are proof that I have a very hard time choosing which photos discard and which to accept for these posts. As a result I have a whole bunch of just one flower arrangement. Please help me by telling me which photos you like the best. Thanks!



3: This photo or the next? I like the light better on one and the focus better on the other.



6: Had a hard time choosing between this one and two others that were incrementally farther zoomed out.



9: In the first couple pictures you can see that I tied a string around the stems. This was so the flowers didn't do this. At the same time, though, I kind of like the wildly careening look of these ones that are branching out, so I have quite a few pictures of them here.

10: This one's branching out too. This one or the next?


12: This one or the next?


Great! Thanks for playing!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Mostly My Plants

So, after working at Merrifield Garden Center in Virginia I became a "plant lady." I now have about...25 plants in my little apartment, which I lovingly take care of as if they were my babies. I must admit - I even talk to them on a regular basis. Moving on. So, as anyone who has regularly kept up with my blog will know, I also happen to enjoy taking photos of plants. But, shortly after I got to Tulsa I realized that I left my camera battery charger in Peru, so I hadn't gotten to take many photos of them up til recently. I'm not THAT happy with the photos I've gotten of them so far, but they're not bad. babies.

1: I got this beautiful orchid for free from the sale rack at Merrifield. When I first got it, it had maybe three or four white flowers still. It was destined to lose them all soon, however, and now has. Although I knew this when I got the flower I was still sad when, one by one, they dropped and it just really seemed like...well...the orchid was sad too. These next two were taken in an effort to portray...the orchid's...mourning. Yes, I may humanize my plants a little too much, but I feel that Hugh B. Brown would understand


3: I'm excited for when the spring comes and this tree turns colors and attracts even more birds. Nice winter pic though.

4: I got a few little cuttings of a dwarf coleus from one of the lovely ladies who works in the greenhouse at Merrifield and it grew big enough for me to separate it into two pots. In fact, I think I could separate it into even more at this point. Anyway, what I'm getting at is that when I got back from Peru, one of them had sprouted this lovely flower spike! I didn't even know that they grew flowers! So, I don't like the photo that much, but I wanted to show off the flower spike.

5: The herbs in my window sill a little more grown up + a dwarf coleus.


7: Another plant that got beautiful tiny flowers when I didn't even know it grew any. This is my white polka dot.

8: This is what the body of the dwarf coleii look like.

9: This is an amaryllis flower that Tom got me for valentine's day. These photos really don't to it justice. If you aren't familiar with amaryliss' (plural sp?) you should really look them up. I have more of this one on my camera that haven't been uploaded yet, so to be continued.