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Flower Silhouette

Photo editors and art directors love to use silhouette photos, cut-outs that give a bold graphic look.  Recently an editor asked me if I had any bold flowers on black background.  Rather than going through my files looking for something to transform with Photoshop I decided to shoot a new photo.

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GBDW – Trellises and Screens Wrap-Up

Birdhouse gourds (Lagenaria siceraria) at Linden Hill Gardens, Ottsville, PA

Bottle gourds (Lagenaria siceraria) at Linden Hill Gardens, Ottsville, PA

Yep, the topic of trellises and screens certainly didn’t strike the same chord as last month’s garden whimsy. But that’s okay: We still have a fair number of posts for this month’s Garden Bloggers’ Design Workshop, so the info will be here if any of you decide in future that you need to block an ugly view or add some screening to create privacy. (For more options, check out the GBDW posts on fences and walls and arbors and pergolas as well.) Continue Reading →

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Garden Bloggers’ Design Workshop – Trellises and Screens

Ok, so maybe they’re not as much fun as garden whimsy, but for those of us who need to create privacy, block an ugly view, add height to our garden, or support a favorite climber, trellises and screens are invaluable design features. Some are purely practical, but there’s a lot of potential for creativity here too. So this month, let’s trot out shots of and stories about our favorite trellises, screens, and yes, vines and climbers as well. Continue Reading →

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