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03 March, 2002 gallery additions

It's a cold start to a new week here in East Central Illinois. The temperature here is a frigid 5 degrees with a -12F wind chill and no snow cover. If you're as cold (or colder) than I am, maybe some plant pictures will warm you up. Smiley face

Of course, there's nothing too new in this batch. If I brought my camera outside it would probably freeze to my eyeball, and I don't think that there's anything worth photographing right now anyhow. Instead, I prefer to stay inside with a mug of green tea while scanning my older slides. Besides, it's supposed to get back up to 55 on Thursday.

I know that a lot of these pictures aren't fantastic. Some are nearly ten years old from the first year that I picked up a camera to try plant photography.

This difference in quality is one of the reasons that the gallery is set up to accept viewer ratings for each photo. When I go out to take pictures, I bring along a list of images and what their overall rating is. Then, if I see something on the list, I can go ahead and try to take a better shot to insert into the gallery. An image's overall rating also determines what order pictures are viewed in, with the highest rating appearing first.

So, if you think of it, rate these images and let me know which ones need to be replaced (but don't be too brutal Smiley face

Well, back to my green tea and scanner, thinking thoughts of spring. Keep warm!

Christopher Lindsey, gallery maintainer

Catheranthus roseus (Madagascar periwinkle):
  • Catheranthus roseus flowers 
Ilex crenata 'Convexa' (Convexa Japanese holly, Convexa box-leaved holly):
  • Ilex crenata 'Convexa' leaves 
Ilex verticillata 'Winter Red' (Winter Red common winterberry, Winter Red black alder, Winter Red Coralberry, Winter Red Michigan holly):
  • Ilex verticillata 'Winter Red' fruit 
Ilex x attenuata 'Foster's #2' (Foster #2 topel holly):
  • Ilex x attenuata 'Foster's #2' fruit 
Juniperus scopulorum 'Moffettii' (Moffett's Rocky Mountain juniper):
  • Juniperus scopulorum 'Moffettii' habit 
Juniperus virginiana 'Canaertii' (Canaert's Eastern red cedar):
  • Juniperus virginiana 'Canaertii' habit 
Juniperus virginiana 'Hillii' (Hill's Eastern red cedar):
  • Juniperus virginiana 'Hillii' habit 
Malus 'Weepocanzum' (Weeping Candied Apple™ crabapple):
  • Malus 'Weepocanzum' flowers 
Malus 'White Cascade' (White Cascade crabapple):
  • Malus 'White Cascade' habit Malus 'White Cascade' flowers 
Malus hupehensis (Tea crabapple):
  • Malus hupehensis habit 
Rhododendron 'Narcissiflora' (Narcissiflora Rhododendron):
  • Rhododendron 'Narcissiflora' habit 
Rhododendron 'Nova Zembla' (Nova Zembla Rhododendron):
  • Rhododendron 'Nova Zembla' flowers Rhododendron 'Nova Zembla' flowers 
Rhododendron 'PJM' (PJM Rhododendron):
  • Rhododendron 'PJM' leaves Rhododendron 'PJM' stems 
Rhododendron chapmanii (Chapman's Rhododendron):
  • Rhododendron chapmanii habit 
Rhodotypos scandens (Black jetbead):
  • Rhodotypos scandens flowers Rhodotypos scandens fruit 
Salix caprea (Goat willow, Great willow):
  • Salix caprea habit Salix caprea flowers Salix caprea flowers 
Salix gracilistyla (Rosegold pussy willow):
  • Salix gracilistyla leaves Salix gracilistyla flowers Salix gracilistyla flowers 
Weigela florida 'Red Prince' (Red Prince weigela, Red Prince old-fashioned weigela):
  • Weigela florida 'Red Prince' flowers 

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