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Snippets of Foliage and Winter Garden Art January 15, 2013

Making good use of January indoor time is important to me as a gardener. I like the creative momentum that builds up after the fall garden clean up is over, the holiday distractions are finished and I’m really ready to get going on something nature oriented. Ogling the seed catalogs and various juicy pictorial based websites are the creative outlets I rely when digging or designing are not a palatable option. But, it’s still not actively DOING something, or CREATING and THAT is what energizes me.

So, I went out into the garden and took little snippets and bits of plants that were looking lovely and decided to have fun with them. I played Portrait Studio! I did this once a few years back when I entered the Gardening Gone Wild Photo Contest and learned an invaluable little photo trick from David Perry, one of my photography idols.

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I had loads of fun creating these foliage based shots (no blooms here just yet). I hope YOU enjoy them too! :-)

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This was a sampling of one style of the artwork I created over the weekend, I’m saving the rest for later. Now, to figure out what  else is going to keep me busy for a while…. Oh ya, I have a book coming out soon!!! :-)

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14 Responses to “Snippets of Foliage and Winter Garden Art”

  1. [...] Making good use of January indoor time is important to me as a gardener. I like the creative momentum that builds up after the fall garden clean up is over, the holiday distractions are finished an…  [...]

  2. Wow – this is such a L O V E L Y garden post!

  3. I really like this! Very cool! How in the world did you do this?

  4. I love this time of year too, it’s so relaxing. After the Fall push, it takes a while before creative juices start leaking slowly into my veins once again. Obviously you are much younger than I, Christina, but come Feb., there aren’t enough hours in the day! Your photos are a wonderful kick start! Thanks.

  5. Sue Haas Says:

    Christina, these are fanciful and lovely too! Love this idea!

  6. Charlie Says:

    Absolutely amazing photos. I understand you need to be creative this time of year. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Matt Mattus Says:

    Oh, these are amazing!!! Thanks for inspiring me!

  8. My garden contains approximately 600 named varieties. It’s always fun to add something new to a garden, so whether I’m adding something new to your garden or to mine, something new in a garden is always fun and exciting.


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