Hot & Humid Pix

Joyce(Zone 7b LI, NY)August 14, 2005

Been having a horrible heat wave here on LI all week...

Took these pix anyway...

Kind of weird juxtaposition...the iron goldfish hangs from the bottom of a rainchain.

Looks like it is smelling the flowers.

The new stepping stone path we put in ourselves this spring...

And my bowl lotus that bloomed for the first time this morning.

The whole container is about 30" wide and12" tall.

Thanks for looking....

Hope you are all staying cool!

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Ladydesireus

Your photos are Art.Thank you for sharing.Two questions.Could you tell me more about the container you have that your lotus is in,do you need a pump?well 3 questions..lol.What kind of camera do you use?
Since viewing all the wonderful photos on this site,I now want to buy a new camera and take some photos.

Annette in Ga.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2005 at 3:17PM
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shrubs_n_bulbs(z8/9 UK)

Great Caladium leaves.

And we get to see famous path complete with plantings :)

    Bookmark   August 15, 2005 at 2:19PM
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JoanofPa(z6 Pa)

Wonderful pictures, thanks for sharing!

    Bookmark   August 16, 2005 at 7:22AM
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Joyce(Zone 7b LI, NY)

Thanks everyone!

Annette, it's one of those resin pots, found it at a Christmas Tree Shoppe in Warwick, RI last year when we were on vacation. We are leaving today on another vacation to RI and parts of NE. Hoping to find a similar pot...this one cost $19.99.
Here is what it looked like just after I planted the lotus...

We did have a little solar powered frog spitter in it for a while but then it got so overgrown,

no one could see it, so we moved it to the pondsai.

So no, there is no running water right now...too much vegetation. There is about 1" of water over the soil surface, but I keep mosquito dunks in there to keep the mosquitos out.

I use an Olympus C-750-UZ with a polarized and UV filter.

Thanks again Annette, shrubs-n-bulbs, and Joan!

    Bookmark   August 16, 2005 at 7:36AM
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vtskiers(z6a CentralCT)

Joyce I always look forward to your pictures. Not only are they beautiful and perfectly composed but you have the coolest plants and garden. What is that purple and pink leaved one with the Caladium, another Caladium or some sort of Xanthosoma?

Sue

    Bookmark   August 16, 2005 at 8:41AM
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Joyce(Zone 7b LI, NY)

Hi Sue, and THANKS!

That plant is Caladium bicolor var. rubicundum. (something like that)

Now we are GONE...running to the ferry to go on vacation...see ya later! :D

    Bookmark   August 16, 2005 at 9:25AM
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