Four Photographs of June – Beautiful Invaders

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A Plant A Day Till Spring – Day 80 – Clover

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“Clover Sunset” – Summer 2013 – Hamnett Place Community Garden – Wilkinsburg, PA

A Plant a Day till Spring” will highlight one plant a day, starting on the winter solstice (December 21, 2013)… And ending on the vernal equinox (March 20, 2014)… If all goes to plan I will be starting with old Snowdrop photos from 2013… And ending with new photos of Snowdrops in 2014…

10 Days to Go – Daylight Savings Begins

Trifolium pratense… Better known as “Red Clover”… Is a plant I regularly find growing among the fescue of America… Some people… Including myself… Are aware of the Nitrogen accumulating properties of this plant and therefore welcome the white pom-pom’s… Others… Like my neighbor Miss Lorna… And many other lawn aficionados the world over… Hate seeing clover interrupting their clean expanse of green…

I am not exactly sure of the numbers… But most of the chemicals applied to greenery in the world are applied to our lawns… More than all of the factory farms in the world… Golf courses alone consume a massive… And I mean a MASSIVE amount of chemicals in the form of fertilizers and full-spectrum broad-leaf herbicides… I grew up within walking distance of a public golf course… I remember a pond on the course that was always lifeless and an odd shade of greenish-blue… Never a good sign…

Clover is really a special plant… In fact… It deserves more than I can possibly give it… I am including a few links I have found useful in the past…

Trifolium pratense – The general Wikipedia article

Trifolium pratense – USDA

Trifolium pratense – PFAF – Plants for a Future Database for the uninitiated

Trifolium pratense – Kew.org

So I am off to Frick Park to collect seeds… Wish me luck… If all goes to plan I will have my own urban-meadow in a few short months…

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If you want some science – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trifolium_pratense

These “Plant a Day Till Spring” posts are simply intended to kill time until spring when I start writing more… My source (where applicable) is Wikipedia.org… The photography is all my own… And I am adding my own information…

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Out With A Bang

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Yesterday… I had the opportunity to spend my day working in the garden of an old Victorian home… The garden was a bit neglected… But that happens to be my specialty so it was no big thing… Today… I returned with my camera… This is a photo essay of my journey… From yesterdays Victorian garden… […]

A Sunset With The Hamnett Place Community Garden

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“Evening Storm” – © chriscondello 2013 – Conceptual Composition – My Backyard – Wilkinsburg, PA – Call this what you will… But to me… This photograph is like a painting… Blue Salvia as my canvas… And Golden Heuchera my medium… Taken in the evening light accompanying a storm… Electricity in the air puts electricity in the soul… This photo was taken on the walk to the community garden…

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“Go Team” – © chriscondello 2013 – Clover – Hamnett Place Community Garden – Wilkinsburg, PA – Compared to the other clover in the immediate area… This one was huge… The sun can kinda be seen setting in the trees… And the storm was rumbling at my back…

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“Through the Bramble” – © chriscondello 2013 – Champagne Raspberry” – Hamnett Place Community Garden – Wilkinsburg, PA – My favorite variety of raspberry… Can be purchased from Garden Dreams in Wilkinsburg…

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“Beyond the Bramble” – © chriscondello 2013 – Champagne Raspberry – Hamnett Place Community Garden – Next step… Tasty berries…

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“Urban Vetch” – © chriscondello 2013 – Crown Vetch – Hamnett Place Community Garden – The last glimmer of sunshine landed exactly where I needed it… Gotta love it when things work out…

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“Berries Galore” – © chriscondello 2013 – Strawberry – Hamnett Place Community Garden – I know from the past that this variety of strawberry tastes amazing… Had I known it had an incredible flower as well… I guess as the breeders get bored with developing fruit… They mess around with the flowers… I was blown away by the simplicity… But stunned by the complexity… Truly beautiful…

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“Blue Flag” – © chriscondello 2013 – Iris Versicolor – Hamnett Place Community Garden – Wilkinsburg, PA – The sun setting behind this Iris was practically visible through the petals… I did my best to capture the feeling of that moment in this photograph…

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