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2011 winter photos

01/03/2012 in gardening, winter gardening

Winter

(part 1 of a 4 part series)

Where do you draw the line between seasons?
Where is the dividing line between winter and Spring? When stuff blooms? when our coats come off?

Snow-birds might have said that we had a single day of winter last year, which is represented by the ice on the hellebore bloom. Arbitrarily, I used the calendar, and the vernal equinox as the end of winter.

We had an auspicious start for the year, appropriate rainfall, beautiful plants, really great blooms… and then the spring rains failed to materialize.

Be sure to click the pictures to enlarge.

Don’t see your favourite winter blooms? tell me… I’ll create photo albums by the month…

On to Spring

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2 responses to 2011 winter photos

  1. Thanks for visiting my blog. You had asked how I created the scan of spring flowers. If you will go to my post about “garden scanning,” it will explain the procedure (see link below). If this link does not work, go to my blog and over on the sidebar list of categories, click on “garden scans” and scroll down to one of the earlier posts and to get to the original post. http://signaturegardens.blogspot.com/2010/10/garden-scanning.html

    Please let me know if you have any trouble finding it. All you need is a scanner :-) It is a lot of fun!! Happy New Year!!

    • stone said on 01/03/2012

      You picked the flowers and put them in the scanner! That sounds like one of those situations where the magic is in not knowing…
      They looked good. How would you do fruit?
      NM, I checked your posted links…

      From: Gardening gone wild
      Scanning in a dark room with the cover up will provide a dark background, or you can drape cloth or other material carefully over your arrangement to create other background effects.

      Thanks Toni, I can’t wait to get started!

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