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Have I really neglected this blog since Labor Day?

Apologies. Life has been hectic. Plus I've been able to scratch my blogging itch some at work through the Cornell Horticulture blog. The little vacation from blogging here has made me start yearning for spring already and getting back to shooting photos and creating scans.

Following Les's lead at A Tidewater Garden, I figured I'd pull together a quick collection of favorites from the past year, drawing from both blogs. In most cases, you can click on images for a larger view.

New Year's cyclamen

With a corm nearly the size of my fist, this cyclamen reliably pumps out blossoms on the kitchen windowsill this time of year.  More manipulations of this scan.

cyclamen

 

Valentine's Day scan

Cyclamen and begonia kaleidoscope. More manipulations here

cyclamen and pelargonium

 

Ephemerals

This is why I long for spring: The chance to get my knees muddy shooting little things. Hard to chose just one.

Below, an Eranthis -- a special variety though I don't know its name.

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Iris histrioides 'Katharine Hodgkin'

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Ephemerals scan nicely, too.

april scans

More ephemerals.

 

Daffodil season

Scan of daffodils, Leucojum and tulips the deer missed.

may scan

 

Pulmonaria

This one pumps out the prettiest flowers. Good thing. It's leaves are butt-ugly.

pulmonaria

 

June scan

Kaleidoscope mosaic with Aruncus, among others.  Original scan. More manipulations.

june scan manipulations

 

Allium bulgaricum

At least that's what John Scheepers is calling it these days. One of my favorites.

june pix and scans

 

Tools of the trade

Shot this at a weed control workshop at a field day for gardeners at Cornell's Thompson Vegetable Researcg Farm.  Read more.
Charles Mohler, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, demonstrated a wide range of weed control tools.

 

Sod sofa

Every fall, students in the Art of Horticulture class build a sod sofa on campus.  It's one of my favorite afternoons, as I get to shoot stills and usually make a time-lapse video.

View photo gallery

Art of Horticulture students lounge on the sod sofa they built.

View time lapse video:

 

Labor Day scan

4-pane of my Labor Day scan. More manipulations.

september scan

 

Patrick Daugherty's Stickwork installation

One of the first posts I wrote on this blog was about how much fun I had helping 'Stickwork' sculptor Patrick Dougherty with his installation in Collegetown. He returned to campus in October for a series of events including a hands-on community build at the Ithaca Children's Garden. You can view a time-lapse video of the build below or view one of his talks, Stickwork: Primitive Ways in an Accelerated World.

 

Art of Horticulture final projects

What would I do without this class. My second favorite day of the school year (after sod sofa day) is when the students in this class present their final projects. I usually give a talk about digital art, and this semester I was so pumped that one of the students was inspired to try some manipulations. (You can view them here.)  You can also view most all of this year's (and previous years') projects at the Art of Horticulture gallery page.
Floral appliqé and wire bonsai sculpture

 

Also of interest ...

A couple of things I discovered as I was reviewing the year that I should have plugged here earlier:

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With the warming temps, the spring ephemerals are coming on.

Eranthis, a special variety though I don't know its name.

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Iris histrioides 'Katharine Hodgkin' (Thanks Lynn.)
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Crocus
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Iris reticulata
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No time for scans today. Still slim pickings here, what with our (relatively) cold spring. Eranthis is the only thing you can really say is in flower.

eranthis and iris histrioides katherine hodgkins

Though Iris histrioides 'Katharine Hodgkin' isn't far behind. (Snowdrops so far have been reluctant to open fully.)

eranthis and iris histrioides katherine hodgkins

Same clump early this morning.

eranthis and iris histrioides katherine hodgkins

Actually, my favorite image from the shoot:

eranthis and iris histrioides katherine hodgkins

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I missed a month of spring in the week or so I was working close to 24/7 on the titan arum blooming at work. But I did have a few minutes to shoot some pix as the early spring bloomers rushed by with the unseasonably warm weather.

Crocus

fast forward spring

Hellebore

fast forward spring


fast forward spring

Iris reticulata

fast forward spring

Iris histrioides 'Katharine Hodgkin' (thanks Lynn!)

fast forward spring

Don't know how this pulmonaria hitched a ride into the garden. Ugly foliage but great flowers.

fast forward spring

Pussy willows were in their prime one of the few days I was home early enough to take pix.

fast forward spring


fast forward spring


fast forward spring

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More Iris histrioides ‘Katharine Hodgkin’, in a different light this weekend...

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And the Iris reticulata that started flowering yesterday.

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