Last Saturday, I attended a meeting of Brooklyn community gardeners at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. I arrived at BBG early so I could enjoy the solitude and wintry setting.
Rock GardenI was hoping to find some early blooms in the Rock Garden. I didn't, but there was still some activity there. It's beautiful in all seasons, anyway.
Unfortunately, I didn't get the id tag for this guy. I think it's a Yucca. I have some growing in my backyard, but they're in shade and don't have the glaucous foliage of this one.
I prefer natural light in my photography. On this day, I experimented with using an attached flash. Most of the flash shots were unsatisfactory, and didn't reflect what I was seeing when I took the shot. I kept a couple pairs of flash and non-flash shots side-by-side for comparison.
Arum italicum, with and without flash
Partially frozen pond
Helleborus foetidus, with and without flash
WitchhazelsAt the northern end of the Rock Garden is BBG' Witchhazel collection. Lots of action there on my visit.
Hamamelis x intermedia 'Jelena'
Hamamelis x intermedia 'Diane'
Hamamelis mollis 'Pallida'
Hamamelis x intermedia 'James Wells'
The RestFrom the Witchhazels, I walked along the path past the Caucasian Wingnut, cut across past the Monocot Border to the Lily Pool Terrace, then on to my meeting at BBG's landmarked Lab/Admin Building.
Path to Oak Circle
BBG Lab & Admin Building
Lily Pool Terrace