Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Garden Scans for October

Last month I stumbled on a really fun way to take "pictures" of our gardens.   Check out my Garden Scanning post to get all of the details. 

Here are a few of my latest creations...

The 'Elsa Spath' Clematis and Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm' were putting on a few final blooms for the year, so I just had to catpure them at a moment in time.  
The nandinas are starting to show some fall color.
And I threw in a few peppers to spice things up :-)

An edible arrangement:    Nandina berries for the birds and a couple Malabar Spinach leaves for me.  
Oh, and a bouquet of Zinnia linearis sets the table.


A scan of textures:   'Regal Mist' and 'Lindheimer's' Muhly grasses, 'Helen von Stein' Lamb's Ear, Coleus, Salvia Greggii, and a Chrysanthemum I call my "Aggie Mum."  

A soothing scan of Japanese Painted Fern, Nandina, Hydrangea, Ivy and Clematis leaves.

And a "wild & crazy" scan of all of the aforementioned ...
                    and then some.  

I learned about this technique at Gardening Gone Wild.  There's just one more day to enter the Picture This Photo Contest for October 2010!

I hope you give it a try!

Until next time...
Happy Garden Scanning

Toni :-)


  1. Your scans are beautiful. Worth a frame. They look like they are dried flower arrangements hanging on the wall. Good luck in the photo contest.

  2. Wonderful photo/scans! I remember seeing these posts too, and was intending to do it myself. Thanks for the reminder! Love that first photo with the croton leaves in the background. All those colors and textures set off that clematis bloom perfectly.

  3. @gardenwalk: Thanks! When I see the other scans in the contest, I see that I am quite a novice, but I had fun trying and we'll see what happens. I'll keep trying to improve.

    @floridagirl: I think the clematis/croton scan is my favorite -- either that one or the hydrangea one. The pink muhly grass ended up just making the scan look messy, I think. Didn't have the effect I thought it would. Live and learn. Thanks for visiting :-)

  4. Beautiful arrangements! I would hang a few of them on my wall. What a great technique. I'll have to try it with my daugher.

  5. These are amazing! I think my favorite is the first one; the peppers add just the right punch. I'm going to have to try this myself. This technique would make fabulous greeting cards.

  6. Archimboldo redefined but how do you do that?

  7. @debsgarden: I was thinking the same thing myself -- scanning berries and holly to make a Christmas card! You've got to try it! It's a little addicting once you get started :-)

    @Catharine: You're so right Archimboldo!! How cool is that! Gives me even more inspiration -- will have to try scanning some veggies.

    Thanks for visiting my blog :-)

  8. Wow, I'm glad I checked out your blog. Those scans are beautiful, I will have to try out that technique!! I'm new to Blotanical too and was just checking out my fellow newbies blogs.


  9. What beautiful photo/scans. I saw an exhibit of these at Tower Hill last year but I never thought about doing any myself. I'm glad Blotanical sent me your way.

  10. These are gorgeous! I had thought about joining in on this project but just have not been able to manage the time to create anything. I love the idea though, and will eventually give it a try. I like your blog! I've just discovered it. I'm not visiting blogs as much as I used to so sorry for not welcoming you to Blotanical right away. Have a great day!

  11. Beautiful arrangements! I love how you mixed all sorts of contrasting foliage. Very pretty!

  12. Lovely arrangements! I'm so glad to find your site, because I'm now going to borrow some of your ideas for your beautiful arrangements! Thanks for sharing!

  13. @Amy
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving your kind comments!! I hope that you all give scanning a try -- it is so much fun, and the creative possibilities are endless :-) Let me know when you've created a scan so I can check it out! I hope you stop by for future installments of my garden scans :-)

  14. These are NOT real?? I am confused but this way or another - your work is beautiful.