What's in Your Garden?

This topic contains 96 replies, has 16 voices, and was last updated by  Jay Ward 4 hours, 15 minutes ago.

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  • #417740

    Dave Watkins
    Participant

    I’d like to limit this throw down to only what is growing in your garden. Or your neighbors garden. Or a garden you happen to walk or drive by. And lets keep it narrowed down to just the four seasons. Thanks.

    Dahlia.

     

  • #417745

    LeanneC
    Participant

    Sunflowers are growing in our garden!

    Sunflower Love

    • #417852

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      I like red sunflowers. We used to grow a variety called Velvet Queen. Was similar to this one.

    • #417974

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      Leanne, you are the flower Queen!

      • #418543

        LeanneC
        Participant

        πŸ™‚ thanks Kent!

    • #418008

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Great detail, and beautiful sunflower, Leanne … love the heart-shaped centre!

      • #418544

        LeanneC
        Participant

        Thanks Diane. That is why I shot this one…the heart!Β  One of a kind sunflower.

    • #418043

      Jasenka G
      Participant

      I have never seen the red one! This is stunning πŸ™‚

  • #417746

    LeanneC
    Participant

    And since my post duplicated I will post one more…

    Also roses:

    Rosy

    • This reply was modified 3 weeks, 2 days ago by  LeanneC.
    • #417853

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Beautiful color and nice velvety texture.

  • #417877

    Tobie
    Moderator

    Only for a few weeks in the year. Then it’s wait for the next season…

    dahlia

    • #417896

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Is getting late in the season. Nice Dahlia. We had a “Just Joey” rose which had this apricot color. Was one of our favorites.

    • #418009

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Beautiful shot Tobie, lovely dahlia!

  • #417889

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    Hypericum …

    sunny hypericum

    • #417897

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Beautiful. I’m not familiar with this one. Looks delicate.

      • #418006

        Tobie
        Moderator

        Beautiful!

  • #417899

    Rob Eyers
    Participant

    It’s yellow but I need help with a name…anyone…anyone…

    This was a focus stacking trial using the focus bracketing function on the Fuji X-T3

    Yellow Flower

    • #417980

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Dahlia. Fantastic color combo.

    • #418545

      LeanneC
      Participant

      Great colour combo Rob.

  • #417957

    davidc
    Participant

    Spiders, I have spiders growing in my garden.

    bugs-1-8

    • #417983

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Best thing about growing spiders in your garden is you hardly ever have to water them. Cool looking spider. I like the curvy background too.

    • #418012

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Very photogenic, these spiders, I’ve got several in my garden too! Cool shot David.

      • This reply was modified 3 weeks, 1 day ago by  Tersha.
  • #417995

    Dave Watkins
    Participant

    Asters are growing in our garden. All kinds of pollinators love ’em.

    • #418014

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Lovely Dave, I’m still waiting for my michaelmas daisies to come out.
      Your dahlias at the top are a lovely 2-tone colour, too.

      • #418068

        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Thanks Diane.Β  Hopefully you can post some shots of those daisies when the time comes.

      • #418546

        LeanneC
        Participant

        Still waiting for ours as well Diane! They are our late bloomers and I love them for the splash of colour in late summer/early fall. Great shot, Dave!

  • #418015

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    Eucomis, or pineapple lily…

    eucomis-pineapple lily

    • #418069

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Another one I’ve never seen. Has a stylish shape and pleasingly subtle colors.Β  Works well with the white background.

  • #418025

    P71
    Participant

    I have grass and that’s all , low maintenance with dogs but the beauty from what i’m seeing up here makes me question my reason , lovey lovely work folks.

    • #418070

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Believe me. I completely understand the lure of a low maintenance yard.Β  πŸ™‚

  • #418040

    Lynne Guenther
    Participant

     

    Just took this today

    • #418071

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Sometimes, not always, but sometimes a pure black background adds elegance to an image. This is one.

    • #418094

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Stunning Lynne, not something you see every day!

    • #418104

      Lynne Guenther
      Participant

      Thanks guys!

  • #418095

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    japanese anemone …

    white japanese anemone

  • #418132

    Dave Watkins
    Participant

    You can really see the fine details you captured on flickr. “Anemone” fits it well.

  • #418147

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    A different view of the hypericum …

    golden glow

  • #418156

    Dave Watkins
    Participant

    Crouching Strawflower, Hidden Spiders.

    • #418492

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Very nice Dave, it took some time to find the spiders!

      • #418582

        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Turns out there’s one thing we grow very well. Crab spiders. They seem to be everywhere.

    • #418547

      LeanneC
      Participant

      These are a favourite of mine. They keep so well and the colours last. Nice image.

      • #418583

        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Carol loves using them as part of her dried wreaths she gives as gifts for that very reason.

        • #419434

          LeanneC
          Participant

          Do you have a picture of a wreath? Would love to see!

          • #419441

            Dave Watkins
            Participant

            Couldn’t find any pics of her wreaths. She made two kinds of dried wreaths. Dried flower and dried herb. Flower wreaths had straw flowers, statice, dried roses, pearly everlastings and small pink flowers that dried well that we would find on the side of the road. We never found out what they were. Also some type of herb to add some green.

            Her herb wreaths had oregano, thyme, sage, and one or two others I can’t remember. Sometimes would add one or two garlic bulbs. These wreaths were for hanging in your kitchen and using as needed.

            No wreath pics but found a few old farm pics that were fun to see again. Taken with a Canon Power shot long before I bought my first DSLR.

            I think this was our 2nd year of running the farm stand. Cider was brand new. Carol was newer too.Β  πŸ™‚

          • #419442

            Dave Watkins
            Participant

            Carol and my mom working in one of the gardens.

          • #419443

            Dave Watkins
            Participant

            One of my does at work. People would hire us to reduce invasive plants on their property like this Himalayan blackberry.

          • #419444

            Dave Watkins
            Participant

            My herd at home.

          • #419445

            Dave Watkins
            Participant

            On top of the hill on a frosty morning.

          • #419446

            Dave Watkins
            Participant

            And one more. Christmas time at Willow Springs Farm. πŸ™‚

          • #419726

            LeanneC
            Participant

            Love the farm pics, Dave! Thanks for sharing. It looks very much like a labour of love!

            My Mom used to use the straw flowers and other everlastings to place in the front pocket of bread dough dolls. She sold/gave them away as ornaments to be hung on the wall.

          • #419752

            Dave Watkins
            Participant

            πŸ™‚ My mon made bread dough ornaments to sell at Christmas. We had a pretty goof run at the farm store for 12 years. Didn’t hurt to have two wineries/tasting rooms less than a mile away from us. Sure helped with the amount of traffic driving by. πŸ™‚

  • #418168

    Graham Hart
    Participant

    Tail end of winter and I got nothing! No flowers, a few jasmin sprouts and the last of the soursobs wilting away. Thought I’d revisit one of the first images I posted just after joining Lightstalkers. Didn’t have PS back then so updated it a touch. (Still got the Agarve though πŸ™‚ )

    • #418184

      Jasenka G
      Participant

      This one is stunning! Such a beautiful simplicity.

      • #418191

        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Thank you Jasenka. Thats what appealed to me too.

    • #418186

      Rob Eyers
      Participant

      Very nice Graham!

    • #418200

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      I agree with Jasenka and Rob. Lighting, color and composition giving this plant a lot of class.

    • #418493

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Simply gorgeous Graham!

  • #418201

    Fiona
    Participant

    Autumn is creeping up on us here in Spain, and that means thousands of these…

    Almond

     

  • #418202

    Fiona
    Participant

    @davidc I also have some eight-legged friends!

     

    Spider

    • #418210

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Great background for your subject. And spiders make great subjects.

    • #418282

      davidc
      Participant

      Very cool spider and very cool shot Fiona.

    • #418494

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Lovely stripey spider Fiona, cool shot!

  • #418495

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    One of my favourite roses, Tess of the D’Urbervilles, it’s been flowering all summer …

    Tess of the D'Urbervilles

    • #418523

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      A beautiful rose Diane.Β  You’ve handled that vibrant red very well. Not always easy to do. And what a great name. I’m wondering if there is a story behind it.

      • #419005

        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Thanks Dave, strange you said that about processing red, because I noticed an odd thing …. in LR, in the Develop side the red looked good, when I went back to Library to export it, the red changed slightly. This has happened to me before, but I don’t know why. Any ideas?

        @pentaxfan

        • #419032

          Dave Watkins
          Participant

          Sorry Diane. I can offer no help. My battle with the color red is if I have a lot of it in the frame it tends to get oversaturated. Can be fixed in post to varying degrees depending on the situation.

  • #418507

    Snakes!

    Olive Python (baby)

    DSC04367

    Jungle Carpet Python:

    DSC03921

    Yellow faced whip snake

    PA200549

     

    • #418524

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Love snakes, wife hates them. Really like the mouse eye view of that 2nd shot.

    • #419149

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      All good David, I love the 2nd one, great POV!

  • #418525

    Dave Watkins
    Participant

    Still have a number of Woodland Skippers hanging out in the butterfly garden.

    • #418550

      LeanneC
      Participant

      Love these guys! We have had so many this year! They flit about and pose periodically for photos.

      I like the head on perspective. Nice shot.

      • #418577

        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        More of these in our garden than any other.

    • #419150

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Lovely, it’s very furry! I see Skippers when I’m out, but not in my garden.

  • #418548

    LeanneC
    Participant

    Hmmm…no one grows veggies? I will throw a couple in…carrots

    • #418578

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Nice shot. They look delicious. We put our carrots in late and haven’t pulled any yet.

    • #419151

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      They look super tasty!

  • #418549

    LeanneC
    Participant

    Lots of this growing in my garden…it is a weed (dill weed) for sure!

    dill

  • #418551

    LeanneC
    Participant

    One more…

    Loads of sunflowers. And they come with a bee!

    A Visitor

  • #418580

    Dave Watkins
    Participant

    We grew a few sunflowers this year. Here’s one of them. πŸ™‚

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 1 day ago by  Dave Watkins.
  • #419152

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    We found these underneath a piece of tarpaulin ….
    frog
    frog in the garden

    slow worm
    slow worm

    • #419195

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      What a nice surprise. πŸ™‚ This is exactly why my wife will not pick up tarps or boards and such. Deathly afraid a snake will be laying in wait.Β  πŸ™‚

      • #419415

        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Slow worms are actually legless lizards, and are harmless, I used to see lots of them when I was a kid. However, years ago, I was with someone who’s phobic about snakes, and she went crazy when she saw one in the yard!

  • #419224

    Robert Apple
    Moderator

    Such great photos in this thread, my garden sat idle this year , I could get some photos of dog and deer poop, that’s about all that’s in it.

    • #419753

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Presentable photos of ANY kind of poop would be a feather in your cap. Not often accomplished.Β  πŸ™‚

  • #419409

    Graham Hart
    Participant

    Our Aralia plant has finally twigged that it’s spring and is sprouting new leaves.

    • #419414

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Very nice Graham, lovely light. I’d never heard of an Aralia plant, so I Googled it. I’d love to see pics when yours is full opened. πŸ™‚

  • #419416

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    Finally the Michaelmas daisies are starting to open, and attract butterflies! πŸ™‚

    tortioseshell on michaelmas daisy

    • #419754

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Great news Diane. Hope you can find the time to hang out and enjoy them.

  • #419736

    Tom M
    Participant

    Getting in this a little late, but from a neighbors garden…

    • #419755

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Nice one Tom! Don’t think I’ve ever seen that one before. Very Christmas like. πŸ™‚

  • #419737

    Tom M
    Participant

    And one from someΒ  in my garden…

    • #419756

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Beautiful color. Star Gazer lily I believe. We had one but Cider dug it up building a cool spot for himself to lay in.

  • #419766

    Jay Ward
    Participant

    Not sure what the real name is, but we always called it Death Cabbage.Death Cabbage

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