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Champion Pro Lavender Canterbury Bells © 2017 Patty Hankins

Champion Pro Lavender Canterbury Bells – capanula medium

I recently photographed a set of Champion Pro Lavender Canterbury Bells (Capanula medium) at a local botanical garden. I loved seeing all the shades of lavender and purple in these wonderful bell-shaped flowers.            

Jackson Square, New Orleans © 2017 Patty Hankins

Photos from the Road: Walking Around New Orleans

On my recent trip to New Orleans, I spent some time just walking around neighborhoods photographing what caught my eye.  These photos are just some quick edits of photos I did while I was on the road – at some point I’ll go back and do more comprehensive edits on my photos from the trip – but I wanted to…

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Tulipmania – My New Video

I’ve been amazed at the positive response to my Tulipmania show on display at the Montgomery County Camera Club Gallery at Artists & Makers Studios 2 in Rockville. But I know many of you aren’t able to make it to Rockville to see the show, so I created a video with all of the photos from the show for you….

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Pink & White Tulip © 2017 Patty Hankins

In the Studio: Pink & White Tulips

I recently photographed a set of pink & white tulips in my studio.  I loved the white tips and edges on the petals – it reminded me of snow on the top of mountains. I thought I’d share some of the photos of these cute tulips with you today.              

Kentish Hero Pocketbook Flowers © 2017 Patty Hankins

Kentish Hero Pocketbook Flowers – calceolaria integrifolia

Several years ago I photographed some pocketbook flowers – and ever since then I’ve been hoping to see more of them. Recently, I spotted some at a local botanical garden so just had to stop and photograph them. Pocketbook flowers are one of those flowers that once you see them – you never forget them – they look like little…

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Blue Phlox © 2017 Patty Hankins

Wildflowers at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve and Mt. Cuba Center

As I’ve been preparing for my Gardens of Philadelphia workshop I’ve been spending lots of time photographing in the Philadelphia area. Two of the places I’ve recently visited specialize in wildflowers – Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve near New Hope, PA and Mt. Cuba Center in Delaware. I thought I’d share a few of my photos from these two wonderful places…

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Mardi Gras Beads on a Fence, Garden District, New Orleans ©2017 Patty Hankins

Photos from the Road: Walking Around New Orleans

On my recent trip to New Orleans, I spent some time just walking around neighborhoods photographing what caught my eye.  These photos are just some quick edits of photos I did while I was on the road – at some point I’ll go back and do more comprehensive edits on my photos from the trip – but I wanted to…

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Yellow Tulip © 2017 Patty Hankins

In the Studio: Yellow Tulips

I recently photographed a set of yellow tulips in my studio.  The textures in the petals were amazing – so I tried to highlight that in my photos. I thought I’d share some of my photos of the yellow tulips with you today              

Shofuso Japanese Gardens, Philadelphia, PA © 2017 Patty Hankins

A Visit to Shofuso Japanese House and Gardens

Last week, I took a day off from getting for my show Tulipmania to visit the Shofuso Japanese House and Gardens in Philadelphia’s West Fairmount Park.  Shofuso has been listed as one of the top Japanese gardens in the United States. It was very peaceful the morning I visited, I’ll definitely head back there again when I’m in Philadelphia. Shofuso…

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Blue Flax © 2017 Patty Hankins

Blue Flax – heliophila coronopfolia

I recently photographed a spectacular set of Blue Flax flowers at a local botanical garden. They were a beautiful shade of blue. Each blossom was exquisite and as a group the whole patch was amazing to see. I thought I’d share the blue flax photos with you today.