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Something new,something old

Something new,something old
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Copyright: Derek Hill (Derek) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 56 W: 25 N: 88] (311)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-07
Categories: Mood
Camera: Canon Elph S200
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): In my garden [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-04-08 7:06
Viewed: 3241
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One of the most rewarding things about gardening is to take a weed-clustered unused part of your property and fashion it into a landscape of your own design,using whatever is available to you and give it a "new history" with links to the past.
For instance,this was originally a little corner of trashy growth near our septic tank.Converting it into a rock garden area was an enjoyable experience,adding the large stone on the left which came from the "cornerstone" of THIS old dismantled barn on our farm and the other rocks which were removed from our fields.They were rocks that had often broken my plow tips as they lay hidden just below the soil surface.
And the plants came from "spring divisions" of plants in other parts of our rock gardens.The white and purple are fluffy astibles and the blues are annual ageratums.
We still have more rocks....so more garden expansion will come once the snow leaves us!

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Il fait si bon voir un tel arrangement floral, l'hiver au Québec a été si long. Bien vu. Bravo.

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  • sunny Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 30 W: 0 N: 69] (252)
  • [2004-04-08 16:23]

You have captured a wonderful angle of flowers and stones, Derek! I like how the blossoms brighten up the greenery and make it so vivid. Fine job!

Very beautiful, the texture of the greenery is really eye catching, and the contrasting colour of the flowers amongst the rocks gives the image a very serene feel.
I enjoyed your note and the effort put into turning this part of your garden into something beautiful.

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