Spiderwort

25 06 2019

Spiderwort (Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro)

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Cicada on ‘Sweet Kate’ spiderwort

16 05 2017

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Cicada 1 web





Spiderwort

18 05 2014

Spiderwort—Tradescantia x andersoniana ‘Sweet Kate’

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Daniel Scott’s Recycled Mosaics—prints now available!

5 08 2012

I met graphic designer and artist Daniel Scott, Jr. through my blog last spring. He asked permission to use a photo I had shot of a cluster of purple Spiderwort flowers as inspiration for one of his recycled mosaic illustrations, which he has been creating since 1995. My photo, shot at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, inspired him to create “A Vibrant Morning Wake,” which is seen here in a posting I did in July 2011, and in the collage below (upper left).

Each beautiful mosaic is made from thousands of tiny bits of recycled candy wrappers, drink labels, gum wrappers, and sugar and tea packets. He now has limited edition prints available for purchase in the store on his website here. His work is spectacular—check it out!





Twins

9 05 2012

Spiderwort (Tradescantia), photographed at Green Spring Gardens

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Ditto

7 05 2012

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Spider on Spiderwort (how befitting!)

7 05 2012

Unidentified spider on Spiderwort (Tradescantia); photographed at Green Spring Gardens

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Spiderwort

23 05 2011

Spiderwort (Tradescantia)

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Spiderwort studies

12 04 2011

Photographed at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas

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Spiderwort

5 04 2011

Photographed at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas

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And thank you, Ken Moore!

17 05 2010

After reading Ken Moore’s article about Spiderworts (see previous posting), I came across the identity of those tiny striped flowers from Karen’s garden. The plant is a Speedwell. Thank you, Mr. Moore!

Here is the original posting and photo below:

Karen and I both bought this plant at Merrifield Garden Center several years ago, but neither of us remember what it is! The petals are really unusual—all the petals have stripes on them, but they seem to graduate to one intensely colored petal where the stripes appear to thicken. The blooms are quite tiny—barely 1/2″ in diameter. Identity unknown—anyone?

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Spiderwort

17 05 2010

Spiderwort, photographed at Green Spring Gardens. Learn more about this unusual flower in a great article here by Ken Moore, author of the column, Flora, published in The Carrboro Citizen, a weekly newspaper in Carrborro, North Carolina.

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Blooming in my garden: White Spiderwort

13 05 2010

White Spiderwort (Tradescantia x andersononia ‘Alba’). Insect identity unknown (actually, he looks suspiciously like a tick, but it could be a spider or a mite—your guess is as good as mine—this one was red with a black splotch on its back, and quite tiny). Two of them shimmied down the vertical leaf and onto the flower just as I was focusing on the stamens. 

Spiderworts are very easy to grow—adapting to many types of soil (but preferring moist and well-drained) and tolerating full sun to full shade (can’t say that about many plants). I bought this plant at the annual Green Spring Gardens plant sale last year—and I plan on being there this Saturday for this year’s event! 

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Spiderwort

22 04 2010

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Check out my zenfolio.com gallery!

1 05 2009

I’ve been working on putting the “cream of the crop” of my garden and landscape photos into one easy-to-navigate gallery. Eventually I’ll have the gallery set up to sell prints as well as stock photos, but in the interim, this is just a way to wrangle all of my web-viewing-only images into one gallery. I’ll be adding more images in the future. Currently there are 380 images in the Botanical Gallery. That should keep you plenty busy! If you’re a regular visitor to my blog, you’ll recognize many of the photos.

Once you click on the first link below, you can click “view all” at the bottom and see everything on one page, scrolling down as you go. If you click on an individual photo, it will enlarge and thumbnails for other images will show up on the side (as shown in the collage below). You can click on any of those to enlarge, or you can just launch the slide show in the second link below. I hope you enjoy the show!

Gallery:  http://cindydyer.zenfolio.com/p270076135

Slideshow: http://cindydyer.zenfolio.com/p270076135/slideshow

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