I took this photo back in October (Is it really very nearly the end of the year already?) on our trip to the Montreal Botanical Gardens. Unfortunately, I can not recall which plant this is. I might have known what it was when I took the photo having more of the plant for context. And there is always the possibility that I might have known it based on a photo of the flowers rather than the seed pods. I have never been very good about keeping track of the plants I take photos of, relying on what I always think is a good memory only to realize later that I have no idea what the heck this thing is.

I’m excited about a plan to add a regular photo feature to the site in the New Year as a way for me to actually use some of the countless plant and garden photos I take during the growing season. I am especially excited about showing more of my film photography because that is actually where my heart is. It is a big part of my life (and my gardening life) but has never really felt like it had a home here. I’ve got to do a separate design for it since I want to be able to post those photos larger than 450 pixels wide hence the wait until after the New Year.

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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5 thoughts on “Seedpods

  1. Hi Gayla. I am excited about having some your photography up on the site. Here in the freezing Chicago area- I go nuts in the winter and want to garden desperately. I keep my addiction fed by looking up garden ideas and photos.
    As always- thank you for this great website- I vist frequently as it is one of my favs!
    Lizard in the freezing CHI town. :(

  2. Thanks Lizard! There are certainly times of the winter that I get by on looking at pictures. I was REALLY missing it about a week ago but then I spent an afternoon showering and pruning my houseplants… that did the trick.

  3. Gayla-

    Could it be cosmos in your photo? Those look like the seed heads I’ve got drying inside the house at the moment.

  4. Gayla-I am glad to hear that film is really where your heart is, because I feel that way too, even though I’ve been shooting mostly digital for the past year. Let’s have a film revival! Keep up the great work!

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