Friday, April 29, 2011

Winter Protection for Roses

Nu Vue vs Arbotex

Update in Garden Journal

Winter Protection for roses tested in zone 4b garden.

Sprekelia on Canvas

Gicée Print

First canvas print for first exhibition

Friday, April 22, 2011 - Accueil

Web designer

I'm proud to say that I had some influence on this web developer.
He created my logo and helps me out when I get stuck on coding.
The site is in French but you can still get an idea.
Pat is a web developer by trade. - Accueil

Joanne McKinnon's Garden - Blue Blizzard -

New Template

The new redesigned template is now live on one page.
Joanne McKinnon's Garden - Blue Blizzard -

It may take a while for me to apply this new style to this blog.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Aztec Lily

Digital Painting

A high resolution preview of the Aztec Lily painting is now ready.

Friday, April 15, 2011

purple Iris photo print 8x10 by CheyAnneSexton on Etsy

Purple Iris

I have an iris in a shade very similar to this one. I didn't keep the cultivar name. Bought it in my early gardening days. It still blooms great.
CheyAnne's photo is very good at showing an iris at its best.
purple Iris photo print 8x10 by CheyAnneSexton on Etsy

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

What the frack is going on in the Karoo? | Getaway Blog

Interesting read. If further damage can be prevented, that would be a step in the right direction.

What the frack is going on in the Karoo? | Getaway Blog

Monday, April 11, 2011

Joanne McKinnon

Fine Art Prints

This image was prepared to be printed on Ilford Premium Plus Pearl paper.
The image will registered and will include a certificat of authenticity.
Joanne McKinnon

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Joanne McKinnon Garden Photography

Overwintering pelargoniums

A better success rates this spring.
Joanne McKinnon Garden Photography

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Julia Child | Joanne McKinnon Garden Photography

Yellow Floribunda Rose

Originally, I bought this rose for a client.
She chose a Persian Jewel instead, it died.
The leaves of the floribunda were spotted, but this was caused by an overcrowded bench at the nursery.
I knew with care, I could keep this rose spot free.
For a yellow rose, the disease resistance is exceptional.
All it needed was good air circulation and mulch to protect the leaves from mud splashes during heavy rains.

I have 4 more roses waiting for the soil to warm and the temperature to stay about 12C (53F)
Visit the gallery to view those already in the garden.

Julia Child | Joanne McKinnon Garden Photography

Monday, April 4, 2011

Turkey Duty

Photo I took last spring. The two turkeys were so busy strutting that the hen got tired of waiting and went back to the rest of the flock.
Turkey Duty