Saturday, November 24, 2007

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Do you love Hostas? 280 of the best new and old hostas in one book

Timber Press Pocket Guide to Hostas

By Diana Grenfell and Mike Shadrack
Boasting diverse leaf shape, size, color, and texture, hostas are the supreme plant for shade.
This guide features 280 of the best new and old hostas, each handpicked by veteran plantswoman Diana Grenfell for its superb performance in the landscape.
The descriptions include botanical details to aid in plant identification and selection, succinct cultivation notes, and brief comparisons to 545 similar and related hostas.
Fabulous photographs by Michael Shadrack accompany the descriptions.
Gardeners will find this a practical reference for taking to the nursery or garden center and
a valuable complement to the authors' comprehensive Color Encyclopedia of Hostas.

-order now- no shipping charge for any Timber Press books to any Canadian address.
Format: Flexibind
Pages: 212 pp.
Illustrations:298 color photos, 2 maps

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Monday, November 19, 2007

scanned plant...two different pictures

The pictures show the same plant with a light and dark background.
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scanning flowers

blue dried Hydrangea scanned
(scanner cover closed on both pictures)

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Scanning flowers with a flatbed scanner ...

Scanning flowers with a flatbed scanner ...
"Scanner Photography" involves using a flatbed scanner as an imaging device.
In other words, the scanner is a camera.
I am trying to preserve a souvenir of nature's beauty.
My intent is to photograph arrangements directly with the scanner.
This is just the beginning for me to experiment and create new pictures to be used in our house
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