I already have so now it’s your turn. Gardening Gone Wild will help you to go wild too. They’re sponsoring a native plant photo contest. If you’re interested make sure to go to:
I wasn’t going to enter – I never can make a decision and attempting to pick a winner would have just made me more Looney than I already am. I did comment and Fran encouraged me to enter just for the fun of it. Well, I did have a fun post from last year that had a photo among my favorites so why not take the hint and use the photo from that. Besides I like the idea so why not spread the word.
Consider this photo my entry
If you’re wondering the original post is Holy Flowering Fangs Batman
Sometimes a macro shot will give you a whole new perspective. Or maybe nightmares. I hate to be a spoiler so if you can’t guess what this is you’ll just have to check out the old post.
But I will tell you what these other 3 ‘runner up’ photos are.
Spotted Jewelweed – Impatiens capensis
A fun plant – they don’t call it Touch-Me-Not for nothing. I love getting people to touch the ripe seedpods. Just make sure you don’t do it to anyone with a weak heart. The seed pods are ‘spring loaded’ and will explode with the slightest touch.
Bur Cucumber – Sicyos angulatus
Extremely dangerous – capable of hosting multiple pod people.
This one is / wasn’t as much fun because I had to deal with some angry wasps while taking the photos. I wasn’t laughing but my daughter was.
Goldenrod – Solidago ?
Someone needed to show Goldenrod in a better light. It’s gotten a bad rap.