Monday, September 21, 2009

Gardening Gone Wild Photo Contest

Here is my entry for the Gardening Gone Wild Photo Contest for September. The subject is ornamental grasses. This is Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'). The photo was taken last summer in Randy and Jamie's garden.


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40 comments:

Carol said...

WOW! That's a winner! Gorgeous! The light... palette... textures... Fabulous...Good Luck!

Sue said...

Wow, I love the colors! I took some photos of the grass we have, but didn't like how any of them turned out, so I'm not going to enter this time.

marmee said...

this is very pretty...i love the sunlit grasses.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

What a beautiful picture! I love the lighting and the color in it. Good luck!!

Jean said...

Oh I love the composition with those little flowers in the background. Great!

Caroline said...

That's absolutely gorgeous, Phillip!

Carolyn Parker said...

Perfect lighting and capture Phillip! Thank you for my place on your blog roll.

Meems said...

Oooohhh... so beautiful. And I'm not surprised Randy and Jamie were growing it. Their garden is delightful.
Meems @ Hoe and Shovel

Grace Peterson said...

Outstanding! My fingers are crossed.

sweet bay said...

Gorgeous photo -- the colors are so vivid.

Christopher C. NC said...

Bee you tea full. So much depth and movement.

Teresa said...

Great photo! Good luck in the contest! Those colors are awesome!

Pam/Digging said...

Beautiful color and lighting, Phillip. It's a lovely image.

Rob (ourfrenchgarden) said...

That's an excellent shot Phillip.

mothernaturesgarden said...

Great capture, Phillip

Gail said...

A beautiful photo and I love the layering of color. gail

Dave@The Home Garden said...

Very nice photo! I like the reddish hues and the lighting.

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

Wow, what an awesome photo; I love the colors! I just took some photos this weekend of native prairie grasses, but don't know if they qualify as "ornamental."

Cameron (Defining Your Home) said...

I agree with the others - perfect lighting! The color combination is great. I am very fond of purple fountain grass (have 4 in different containers and 4 out in the garden). Apparently, the Monarch cats like to use it for metamorphosis, too!

Good luck with your gorgeous entry!

Cameron

Roses and Lilacs said...

Absolutely beautiful. The colors are stunning. I'm making a note of what to plant with what to get this effect in my garden;)
Marnie

anartistsgarden said...

Your photo is stunning! Good luck....

nancybond said...

A spectacular entry! Those sun-kissed grasses are stunning.

Frances said...

It's perfect, Phillip, a winner for sure!

Frances

susie said...

Wow, what a beautiful shot! I love the way the sun is glowing in the background.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I would like grasses more if I could grow a grass with this much color. A beautiful photo Phillip. Good luck.

Southern Aspirations said...

GORGEOUS! The lighting, especially, is phenomenal.

Jamie and Randy said...

Phillip,

Thank you for the beautiful scene you captured from our garden. You truly are a wonderful photographer! ;0) Good luck in the photo contest, I'm sure you're a shoo-in for a win!

--Jamie

Sarah Laurence said...

Wild! Such amazing colors, texture and composition. Praise to Randy and Jamie and to you for capturing it. Good luck! It is already a winner to me.

Bill and Jenny said...

What amazing colors! Phillip, your photography skills are incredable. One question, Can you make my flower beds look that good? Bill

Annie in Austin said...

The detail in the grass structure is wonderful, and the blues & yellows really make the 'rubrum' pop, Phillip!

Only one question - why didn't I plant this grass? It's so pretty.

Good luck with the contest-

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Frances said...

Congrats, Phillip!!! This was the best of the best in my opinion too. :-)
Frances

Raji said...

Congrtas..yet it is the "Best of the best"...very pretty and delightful.

Carolyn Parker said...

What fun for you Phillip– congrats!!!

Annie in Austin said...

Just read that you were not only a winner with your readers, Phillip - but with Nancy Ondra, too! Congratulations!

Annie

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

When I saw this photo received the BEST of the best award, I was thrilled. I would have chosen it too. It's gorgeous. Randy and Jamie have a lovely garden...(as do you)! Good thing you decided to enter this in the contest!

Jean said...

Phillip - I'm back again to wish you congratulations. When I first saw this photo a few days ago I just knew it was a winner. I'm thrilled for you!

Fran Sorin said...

Dear Phillip,
Congratulations on winning the Best of the Best Gold Medal for GGW's Picture This Photo Contest for September. You were up against some stiff competition!

In order to have your prize of ornamental grasses sent to you, I'll need your full address. Send it to me at: fransoringardendesigns@gmail.com

Let us know once you receive them and enjoy!! Fran

anartistsgarden said...

Congratulations! Not only stunning, Best of the Best!!

Meredith said...

Congratulations on your win, PhilLip. You absolutely deserved it -- what a stunning picture, full of color and beauty! The colors in the background don't distract from the beauty of the grasses, but rather make them stand out. It's just perfect.

VW said...

I just came over from GGW after reading that your photo won - and what a good choice. I love the rich colors and arching forms in the shot. Congrats!