One of the highlights of the Asian Garden at UBC is the climbing woody vines. Although I’m still struggling to get a worthwhile photograph of one from a distance (not an easy feat in the woodlands of the Asian Garden), I can at least share this close-up of a soon-to-bloom Japanese hydrangea vine, a woody climber native to both Japan and Korea.
To learn a little more about Schizophragma hydrangeoides, see the garden’s interpretative sign. For a gardening perspective (and an image of the plant “climbing” a wall), visit the Kemper Center for Home Gardening via Missouri Botanical Garden.
Gardening questions about this and other climbers & vines can be posted to the UBC Vines & Climbers discussion forum.
Photography resource link: Expose to the Right, an article from Michael Reichmann of The Luminous Landscape. I’ve been attempting this practice more often than not lately, but I’m finding it a fairly risky technique as it is very easy to overexpose a particular channel – it’s easier on very expensive cameras that display the histogram for every channel.