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READER PHOTOS! Light and shadow

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Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Carol Thompson
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Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Carol Thompson

Today’s photos are from Carol Thompson in Charlotte, North Carolina. She says, “I took these pictures late one spring afternoon in my garden. With the sun backlighting several of the plants, it was amazing to see the play of light and dark, the shadowing, and the lovely transparency of the colors.  Included are ‘Dr Tinsley’ camellia, ‘Blue Lady’ hellebore, an unnamed daffodil, ‘Fireglow’ Japanese maple, an unnamed azalea, and ‘Ivory Prince’ hellebore. Beautiful, Carol!  **Be sure to click on all of the photos on the left!

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  1. sheilaschultz 05/16/2011

    Lovely, Carol The shadowing on the helebore is especially dramatic.

  2. caroldt 05/16/2011

    Thanks, Sheila. Who would have thought a backlit hellebore petal would allow so much sunlight to pass through!

  3. LAgardener 05/17/2011

    What a fine illustration of how one color plays throughout a garden in different plants, from camellia to hellebore. Is the "unnamed azalea" 'George Tabor'?

  4. caroldt 05/17/2011

    It's hard to tell from the picture, but the unnamed azalea's color leans more towards a pale lilac than George Tabor. This color seems to blend with everything! I have a couple of George Tabors in the yard and really appreciate their very subtle coloring. I would love to know the name of this azalea. It was in the yard when we moved in the house in 1984! Does anyone recognize it? The leaves become very tiny over winter. I have three of these azaleas which are about 4 - 5 feet tall. It has a loose, open habit and the branches appear almost bare until early spring when it leafs out more and buds begin swelling.

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