12 responses to “Schima sericans var. sericans”

  1. Beverley

    Schima – requires a sheltered position such as woodland – Hillier Manual of Trees & Shrubs, 2003

  2. Van

    Nice flower shape.

  3. Van

    Some of us photographers do make extreme efforts to stay out of the planting beds, but sometimes – if it’s rare or exquisite, we just have to get a little closer. Respectfully, of course.

  4. jimbob

    this is an interesting website

  5. dori

    Nice pictures. I might even be able to recognize this plant from the pictures. Is there a competition to see who can be the first to get a picture of a plant?

  6. Daniel Mosquin

    No, no competition. I just think it’s nice when I can help show a unique plant on BPotD that can’t be found elsewhere.

  7. Ron B

    Put coarse mulch down to allow walking around the plants without causing soil compaction. This won’t prevent the possible problem of water molds and the like being tracked in, of course. But, how are visitors supposed to make use of specimens that do not hang right over the paths?
    I’ve had gardeners at both Strybing Arboretum (San Francisco) and Van Dusen Botanical DISPLAY Garden bellow at me from some distance away for stepping into beds to read labels (Strybing) or DISPLAY SIGNS(!) whose writing could not possibly be made out from the path. Ridiculous! I wasn’t running around like an unleashed dog, either, my body language should have conveyed I was being careful. Accomodation of garden users was clearly not the priority.

  8. Burton W. Noll

    I was wondering how you feel about spraying plants with an atomizer for effect. I remember my father-in-law (he was avid amateur photographer) telling me how one of his photography classes was taught to do this for effect. Now, whenever I visit a flower display and see droplets on the flowers, I wish the earnest photographer had not sprayed them. I can’t help thinking (with just a bit of regretful humor) “fake, not natural!” Thanks again for your efforts.

  9. Daniel Mosquin

    Hi Burton. I’ve never done that, and can’t see a reason to ever start doing it. Not only because I can’t be bothered, but in the “documentary-style” photography I did here, it would be fake. I suppose if I was doing an abstract that called for many spots of reflection or sun in droplets, I’d test it out. Thousands of photographs so far, and I haven’t felt the need, though.

  10. Daniel Mosquin

    (and, just to offer some evidence, you can see that the mulch is wet in the last photograph)

  11. rosa

    Thanks for sharing I’ve loved it.

  12. barsha

    It’s lovely! I just loved it.

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