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I hope you like flowers.

April 20, 2010

I’m such a wuss about taking pictures around people who aren’t doing the same. I feel especially self-conscious using my “big” camera, like I’m a serious photographer.

But I like going to plant nurseries to take pictures. There are plenty in the area, and they have such a good variety of flowers. I go and take the pictures on the sly, missing out on lots of good shots, I can tell. It’s partially because of feeling self-conscious, but partially because I’m not even sure if I’m allowed to be taking pictures. That probably seems like a weird concern, but if I’m not purchasing these flowers, do I have the right to take advantage of the work that gardeners put into them (beyond just looking)? I don’t know how the owners feel about that, so I guess I should just ask. One of these days I will call and ask, once I brave up enough.

I wouldn’t be opposed to buying some plants in exchange for being able to photograph all areas of the nursery, though! I was actually interested in purchasing a couple of plants this weekend, but I didn’t really know what to get and no one seemed available for help. In the end, I’m glad I didn’t buy any because the hanging plants (like I want) are pretty expensive, and I just learned I can buy the stuff separately for much cheaper. I might try that sometime. I need help, I think. K? Are you good with plants? πŸ™‚

Anyway, I looked at lots of flowers this weekend, and it made me sort of wish to work for a nursery in some capacity. Below are some of the photos I took while no one was looking. I’m experimenting with sizes to post in this blog, so let me know if you have any feedback about that. Are these too big?

These ones are sooooo petalicious. I forget the name.

Just to show all the layers–doesn’t it look like whipped cream or something?

Bleeding hearts are one of the cutest flowers!

Wisteria is one of those plants I’d loooove to have in my dream yard one day. My dream yard that is taken care of by a gardener. πŸ˜›

More to come during the week. I didn’t want to burn you out in one post.


From → nature

  1. I like the whole setup of the photos as it’s a creative.

    Everyone saw the roses. After visiting this site you just thought me different types of views. That layer wise photo of the roses it’s the most attractive position in this site.

    Hope to see some more creative photos.

  2. Only you would think to go to a nursery to take photos of flowers. That never would have entered my mind! Plants with a forgiving nature I seem to get along with fine. I know how to plant things; the care is a little less familiar.

    Love the white many-petaled flower, and of course the purple one (whatever it is) third down.

  3. Anonymous permalink

    How springlike and fun! Great pictures. We have Wisteria in our yard now and I can't wait till it gets bigger. I love it. You can visit it when you come. πŸ™‚ -R

  4. I love your photos – they are so clean and clear – feels so spring like. My fav is the bleeding hearts.

    Have you considered asking the nursery owner or manager if they mind you taking photos. Would be interesting what they might say. You may feel more comfortable taking photos then.

  5. Rajani: Thanks!

    Katrina: Really? Am I the only one who takes photos at nurseries? πŸ˜› That's embarrassing.

    R: Thank you! Oh I didn't remember that.. I'll visit it but it might not be in bloom at that time.

    m…. : Thanks so much! Yes, that's what I was saying–I need to just call them and find out what they think so I can feel better about it if it's okay. πŸ™‚

  6. Oooh! I especially love #3 and #10!

    -Ruth M

  7. That one flower does look very whipped-creamy!

    I've seen a lot of bleeding hearts lately and I think of you because I know you like them!

  8. Fayelle permalink

    the one you called “petalicious” is SO fantastic – I don't think I've ever seen that before!!

    Bleeding hearts used to be one of my faves… SO unique!

  9. Thanks, ladies!

    The funny thing about bleeding hearts is that I wouldn't necessarily say they are so beautiful, but they are just a really creative little flower. Good one, God!

  10. The flower you can't name is a type of ranunculus. πŸ™‚ We just started planting them last year. I love how colourful and petal-ful they are. haha Wikipedia shows more of the buttercup varieties of that flower, but if you look at nurseries, they'll carry all different kinds of bulbs that produce brilliant little flowers with very full blooms, like the ones you featured in this post. πŸ™‚

  11. Oh thanks! I had actually taken a photo of the name card for it, but just was too lazy to check it when I made this post. However, I just checked now and it says Bloomingdale Golden, which might be just the color. So thanks!

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