Thursday, November 27, 2008

Cannas and Glads.

It is such a busy time of the year right now, getting ready for Christmas, shopping for gifts, and all the preparation in the kitchen too. It is also very busy in the garden. So many plants and flowers need tending to, to look their best. Here's two plants that have done so very well this year. The Gladioli and the Canna Lillies. I found time today to have a play with the camera out in the garden and these are the results. Gladioli. One of a bag of twelve I managed to get from a nursery some 8 years ago. Nearly every year, somehow my dear other half manages to pull these out, thinking they are weeds. He had strict instructions to stay away from them this year. This is a close up of the flowers with a black cardboard sheet behind. Aren't they magnificent?

Below, is a photo I borrowed from Google images of Canna indica Tropicanna black, as my leaves have been eaten a little by caterpillars.
And here is the close up of my Canna indica (Tropicanna black) with the same black cardboard background. Notice how the sun shinning on them has brought out the gold colour. This is not visible to the naked eye and I got quite a shock when I saw the photograph. But still very striking.

That is enough of my playing for now, back to the kitchen, shopping etc etc etc.


patientgardener said...

I like the idea of using the black cardboard to get a good picture - might give that a go next year when I have something to photograph

Rhyleysgranny said...

Woe Hottie those are just beautiful. However do you get them to grow so straight. Colours are wonderful

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Anonymous said...

What lovely flowers Hottie, glad you took the time out of your kitchen to take some photos.
Francesca x

JillyB said...

Sal, how do you manage 2 blogs???! This one's great too!