Monthly Archives: October 2014


October 28, 2014

Growing Wildflowers - Cosmos

I have had only one experience attempting to grow wildflowers, which was a couple of years ago, and I did not have much success. But I decided to try again. This time I found a great resource, the Vermont Wildflower Farm, and decided to visit them to get their help in selecting the right seeds and learning how to plant them. When I arrived, I was completely surprised to find that they have seeds g...

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October 21, 2014

Flight of Butterflies Iris

Flight of Butterflies is the most beautiful, tiny and delicate of Irises. I came across it a couple of summers ago at the Dorset Farmer’s Market. Michelle, who sells her own home-grown flowers and beautiful floral arrangements, had these beauties. I was in awe of them, and I couldn’t help but buy the pot she had that day, and in fact, I picked up two more the following week. As they were at th...

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October 14, 2014

Flight of the Butterflies Iris

The wind is my mentor, though often I feel like the wind is my nemesis. Shooting flowers in my studio has its own challenges, but shooting outside has challenges I have no control over: the sun, the clouds, the rain, the wind. I can make adjustments to my camera to help compensate for the wind, but that can affect the quality of the image. So, to try to get the image I really want, I have learned ...

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October 07, 2014

Martha Stewarts Garden in the Berkshires

As you know from my website, my passion is photographing flowers* and sharing them with you. I find the flowers I photograph in both my garden and cutting garden, along the road and in meadows, and in friends' gardens. I also plan special trips to visit the many beautiful botanical gardens and arboretums all over the country. Tomorrow’s flower is from the Berkshire Botanical Garden in Stockbrid...

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