### Weekly Garden&Flower ### 21 February 2014

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WhyNot
WhyNot OP Veteran Member • Posts: 4,594
Re: Hosta

I like the purple hosta,   which will bloom late in summer here but we have some others that will bloom in May with favorable weather.

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WhyNot
WhyNot OP Veteran Member • Posts: 4,594
Re: In The Mountain Garden

Looks .like another Bee Balm attracting a hummingbird … I'm going to have my gardener (wife) plant some in the yard... Very nice

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WhyNot
WhyNot OP Veteran Member • Posts: 4,594
Thanks for the comments

I want to thank everyone for their kind comments  and thank all those who just stopped by the thread to see what's blooming...

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Rich Z
Rich Z Veteran Member • Posts: 5,056
Re: Mona Vale gardens

A beautiful set.  You're lucky to have such a place close and available to stroll about with a camera.  Nice work;  Rich

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Rich Z
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Re: Fitzroy Gardens and a Coral Lily.

A beautiful lily, John.  I'll have to see if there are any of those planted around The Redwoods region.  I'd like to get some photos of one.  Rich

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Rich Z
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Re: In The Mountain Garden

Great catch and beautiful picture.  Rich

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Re: Monarda (Bee Balm)

WhyNot wrote:

Nice red and green.. Your picture got us reading about the plant and we'll probably give this a try in our garden...we can always use the useful bugs, bees and butterflies that it attracts...our only problem is finding enough sun for it...

Thanks, its a good one for hummingbirds as well, pretty tolerant too, not fussy at all.

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Thanks Andrew! n/t
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Re: Monarda (Bee Balm)

Rich Z wrote:

A pretty picture. I'd desaturate and darken the green just a tiny bit. Last week, Garrison Keillor was talking about what they do in Minnesota when it snows until May. It was funny and frightening at the same time. Stay warm; Rich

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Thanks Rich.  I like your call on the green, it is a bit, er...vivid!  Actually got up to 42 f. here yesterday, felt wonderful.  'Sposed to be back down around zero by the end of the week though.   Cabin fever is setting in.

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Nigel G Forum Member • Posts: 63
Kingston Lacy 23 February 2014

Kingston Lacy is renown for its snowdrops but I found other early spring colour as well.  The Hellebore was processed thus for an unconventional approach to "colour popping" for a competition elsewhere.  All with E-M1 and Sigma 150 macro.

Snowdrops

Miniature Iris

Hellebore

Cyclamen

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Re: In The Mountain Garden

Thanks guys I shot this with the E-5 late last summer. Just spent the weekend up there shoveling 6ft of snow!

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Rich Z
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Re: Hosta

Beautiful picture, the shallow DOF really contributes to its appeal. Hey, five months ain't so bad. Just think, in that time you could be over half way to having a kid. OOOH... No doubt about it, I gotta get another hat! Rich

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Re: Kingston Lacy 23 February 2014

Beautiful work, all. The process on the Hellebore is quite effective and I like it. I've read of Kingston Lacy in Dorset, it is quite a treasure. Do they allow photography inside the mansion? Rich

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Nigel G Forum Member • Posts: 63
Re: Kingston Lacy 23 February 2014

Beautiful work, all. The process on the Hellebore is quite effective and I like it. I've read of Kingston Lacy in Dorset, it is quite a treasure. Do they allow photography inside the mansion? Rich

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I guess probably not although it is closed at this time of year until Easter.
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