The pink tulips are glorious. Amazingly the voles have not found all the bulbs and have left us a few to enjoy. This particular variety has performed well for many years with little attention on my part beyond making sure to remove the spent blossoms and allowing the leaves to yellow before removing them...
Tuesday, June 18
Law of the Locusts: What Insect Swarms Teach Us - Free Lecture
Thursday, June 20
How To Make Your Own Herbal Vinegars, and more - Mass Hort Garden to Table Event
Thursday, June 20
Open Days Program Garden Tour - Nantucket
Friday, June 21 - Sunday, June 23
Newport Flower Show
Friday, June 21
Summer Solstice: Night at the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture
Friday, June 21 - Saturday, June 22
in Jamaica Plain
In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey
Saturday, June 22 - Sunday, June 23
Bonsai Weekend at Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Sunday, June 23
The Human Shore: Seacoasts in History
Wednesday, June 26
Going Local Without Going Crazy - Mass Hort Garden to Table Event
Friday, June 28 - Saturday, June 29
Coastal Gardens Tour - Featuring Ten Gardens - Rockport Garden Club
It's spring in many parts of the world. For those of us who spent the winter trapped inside, spring means, among other things, an irresistible chance to grab the camera and start capturing the first blooms of the season.
Yet, how do you turn those shots of your favorite blooms into something special?
Here are some tips on how to take better flower pictures from the world's largest photography school, New York Institute of Photography.
First, walk around the flower to see how it looks with light coming from different directions. Watch carefully when the light (usually, the sun) is behind the flower, coming toward the camera.
Often, the petals will glow with beautiful iridescence. This is called "backlighting"...