today i went back to check on these orchids (mary jo knows the name, sadly, i do not recall.) i was really worried maybe i missed them, because it’s been awhile since i was back there. fortunately…i did not miss.
aren’t those little twisted parts interesting?
i remember when i started looking closer at things after i got my cell phone i noticed sometimes the aging flowers are more colorful than brand new ones.
don’t forget to mark your calendars for the annual plant sale on April 15! THIS SUNDAY!
Friends of the Arboretum can start shopping at noon, general public from 1-4 PM, and yes, you can come at noon and pay your Friends membership fee when you check out.
i will be there with some prints from the photos i have taken this spring. i have a few matted and framed, and they turned out pretty nice. i think i will be asking $30 for the 11×17 framed ones. (that is SO CHEAP! just sayin. maybe a little bit more.)
for just the 11×17 frame size unmatted prints, i’ll probably be asking $12 each or 3/$30. (nothing is set in stone, i have no idea what i am doing because i haven’t ever done this before hahaha.) i made some arrangements with a framer, Picture This will single matte these prints at some standard prices, 11×17 $5, 8×10 $4, 5×7 $3. these frame sizes are pretty standard anywhere you might buy a frame on your own, to save a little bit of money but still have something pretty nice to show. (i have a little bit of higher end stuff, if that’s what you’re looking for, don’t be afraid to ask.) i am trying to make it pretty easy to find exactly what you want and get your perfect colors. so, basically…if there’s some photo you really like, i will do whatever i can to make it be just right for you. of course, this has some limitations. some low light photos don’t look that great at the biggest size i have, for example.
tell all your friends and bring your checkbook, 10% off the top goes right directly to the arboretum, and the rest goes for building the tornado photo exhibit for the kentuck show in august. the plant sale is the biggest source of funding for the arboretum, and the sale this year is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever! i think i heard there are going to be some good workshops this year, too.
also today, i had a fast enough light to catch the yellow irises.
or, find the Friends of the UA Arboretum on facebook: