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

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Re: Hosta
In reply to mapgraphs, 10 months ago

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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Re: In The Mountain Garden
In reply to stiger, 10 months ago

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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Thanks for the comments
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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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Re: Mona Vale gardens
In reply to Kiwi Bloke, 10 months ago

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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Re: Fitzroy Gardens and a Coral Lily.
In reply to John Byrne, 10 months ago

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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Re: In The Mountain Garden
In reply to stiger, 10 months ago

Great catch and beautiful picture.  Rich

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Re: Monarda (Bee Balm)
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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)
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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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Kingston Lacy 23 February 2014
In reply to WhyNot, 10 months ago

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

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Re: In The Mountain Garden
In reply to Rich Z, 10 months ago

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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Re: Hosta
In reply to mapgraphs, 10 months ago

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
In reply to Nigel G, 10 months ago

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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Re: Kingston Lacy 23 February 2014
In reply to Rich Z, 10 months ago

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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