This is how my Echinacea, Shasta Daisy, and a Vintage Bucket post came about.
I have had my flower garden since 2004. When I first planted it, I chose perennials……I wanted an “english garden”. And boy, did I get one! As you can imagine, those perennials have multiplied and MULTIPLIED in the past 11 years. Has it really been that long?! Oh my…..time does fly!
I thinned it out quite a bit in the past 2 years, leaving gorgeous flowers in water and a box at the end of the drive with a FREE sign on them. They never lasted long at all. I just can’t bear throwing any of them away. THIS year, it needed thinned more than ever. So I went to work cutting the Shasta Daisies and Echinacea down to about 4 inches. Now I’ll dig the remaining plants up and am going to start yet another flower garden. Shhhhh, don’t tell hubby! Let’s just say it’ll be a surprise, okay?
Here’s the pile of flowers I ended up with after cutting them. And honestly, I have way more that needs thinning.
I set to work cutting each flower and putting them in buckets of water. I told you I can’t bear to throw anything away but these would be used in a good way before I had to toss them.
Here’s the result. A still life shoot……what else? I didn’t even use a quarter of those flowers above.
I used Kim Klassen’s “kk-truffle” preset in Lightroom.
I’m thinking about zapping this image into Rad Lab and creating a painterly effect with it. I’ll play with it some more and create another post so you can see the results!
I hope you enjoyed my little trip down perennial memory lane and pop in again soon!
Hugs and Have A Creative Day!