Containers forum: Foxtail fern is blooming

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Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Jun 17, 2012 3:19 PM CST
I thought it was some sort of hail damage or insects When I looked really closely I saw the blooms.

True Thumbnail view Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 17, 2012 6:59 PM CST

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Hurray! Hurray! Wow that is amazing Sister. I didn't even know they would have a flower.

Okay, get out your tripod, or a box, chair or some such object that you can place your camera on. Then take another photo. I think you have the shaking hand syndrome, same syndrome I have. Whistling
That will give us a much clearer picture so we can see detail on the precious little bloom. Hurray! Can you tell I'm excited about that tiny flower? nodding
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Jun 17, 2012 7:11 PM CST
I am afraid it has more to do with the capabilities of my camera. I wish I could get a clearer picture. I will try but ..... Shrug! Shrug!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 17, 2012 7:17 PM CST

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Bet you can. Whistling
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Jun 17, 2012 7:36 PM CST
Too late. The sun has gone down behind the mountains cutting off the light. And the smoke is still cutting off my breathing ..... I will try tomorrow, hope the little beauties are still there.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 17, 2012 7:38 PM CST

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So you are getting smoke from the fires? Is it very bad? How are all the other Colorado ATP members doing? Hope they aren't in harms way.
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Jun 17, 2012 7:47 PM CST
Yes and now there are fires to the southwest as well as Northwest.

The smoke is just enough to be a real annoyance, burning eyes and nose and throat. I am very sensitive to smoke so I may be more aware than others.

The last time I heard, others were not badly affected, have not checked for a day or three. The heat is awful about 98 today. I think that is hard on everyone. Sad

The ATP members I know don't seem to be in the fires path but everyone is getting some smoke. Sad Sad
:thumbsdown: Thumbs down

Hope the others check in so we can know how they fare.....
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 17, 2012 7:50 PM CST

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Stay safe Sister. Group hug
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Jun 19, 2012 3:53 PM CST
Took another with camera stabilized using chair, book and tripod. (actually took about a couple dozen) but this was the best I could do. I used settings for closeup, ultra closeup, zoom, shaky hand tool, portrait, and many variations on my little Olympus FE-310 purchased about 3 or 4 years ago as a lightweight point and shoot. Which is my preference as I am not adept at photographic technology. Rolling on the floor laughing

Thumb of 2012-06-19/CDsSister/d22ee3

Don't ask me which of the settings actually was used for this one. A better camera is on my wish list.

Suggestions???, for my purposes I need to stay under $375. if possible. I know that is asking a lot, but just maybe someone can help me or point me in the right direction. Rolling my eyes.

Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 19, 2012 6:04 PM CST

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Go to a place like Best Buy and try out this camera Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1.
Sandnsea (Janice) has one and she gets spectacular close up photos.
http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-DMC-ZS1-Digital-Stabilized-B...

Also look into the Sony point and shoot cameras. Be sure you get 16 to 18 MP.

Don't buy the first thing they show you. Really have fun playing with them in the store. Getting a feel for the one that is easiest for you to handle and takes the best photos.

Kind of like shopping for a new car. Hurray!
If they aren't patient and helpful, go some where else to shop.
Take some one with you. Make it a day, have lunch. It will be a wonderful adventure. Hurray!
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
Garden Procrastinator Region: Colorado Heucheras Region: Southwest Gardening Container Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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CDsSister
Jun 19, 2012 6:27 PM CST
Thanks

when I get a few extra $$$ I will look at them. It took me 3 years to buy my last car...... Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

So I may not get to it right away. Hilarious!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 19, 2012 8:10 PM CST

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Wish I could come shop with you for it. But I can't stay 3 years. Rolling my eyes.
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
Garden Procrastinator Region: Colorado Heucheras Region: Southwest Gardening Container Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Sempervivums Annuals Foliage Fan Herbs Garden Ideas: Level 2
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CDsSister
Jun 19, 2012 8:38 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 19, 2012 9:02 PM CST

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Green Grin!
Name: Monica
Texas Gulf Coast (Zone 9b)
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krancmm
Jun 22, 2012 8:18 AM CST
My 2 cents: I've had the predecessor Panasonic Lumix to the one Lynn suggested for 6 years. It's been an excellent camera for a "point & shoot" and because it has 2.8 focal length it's great for closeups of plants.

It's not just the megapixels that matter; the quality of the lens is even more important. Mine is "only" 5 mp as is my phone's camera, but the difference in quality is astounding and it boils down to the lens.

So test those cameras with closeups and find the best quality lens for what you most want to shoot. So what if it takes 3 years Hilarious!
Monica
Name: Monica
Texas Gulf Coast (Zone 9b)
Sweat Weather, Not Sweater Weather
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Gulf Coast Multi-Region Gardener Seed Starter
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krancmm
Jun 22, 2012 8:24 AM CST
BTW, the Foxtail Fern is in the Lily family and consistently blooms in my neck of the woods. Makes little red berries too. The regular Asparagus sprengeri also flowers and berries, and is quite aggressive in spreading itself about.
Monica
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 22, 2012 8:28 AM CST

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Good advice on the camera Monica. I didn't think about the differences in lens.
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
Garden Procrastinator Region: Colorado Heucheras Region: Southwest Gardening Container Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Sempervivums Annuals Foliage Fan Herbs Garden Ideas: Level 2
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CDsSister
Jun 22, 2012 8:50 AM CST
Thanks, for your suggestions. I tip my hat to you. I will try to acquaint myself with lens knowledge before I start to shop. I think this one shows 1/3 f3.3 and 1/2 F3.3 when I shoot something macro and super macro. Don't know what that means but will try to understand. Rolling my eyes.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jun 22, 2012 8:59 AM CST

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That is why it is a good idea, as Monica pointed out, to test drive/shoot before buying. That way you will also get a feel for ease of use and quality of photo. Hurray!

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