Sunday, April 29, 2012

The party's over...

The party's over... by Gerris2
The party's over..., a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
It's time to call it a day...

It is a shame the flowers of morning glory last less than 1 day. However, there are many more flower buds developing to give hope for seeing their beauty another day!

Nikon D70
Micro-NIKKOR 3.5/55MM

Friday, April 27, 2012

Ipomoea nil Nagoya Tailoring Method

Via Flickr:
My first attempt in the path of learning the Japanese Nagoya method of pinching-growing (translation by Google is tailoring) of Japanese morning glory.

Nikon D70
Carl Zeiss Jena Tessa Red T 4.5/40mm

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Japanese Morning Glory

Japanese Morning Glory by Gerris2
Japanese Morning Glory, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
ASAGAO Ipomoea nil

I really enjoyed this plant's unusually shaped leaves while waiting for the flowers. This photo captures the beautiful split petal flower form.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Pinching methods

I hope to gain some skill this year and in years to come in the Japanese pinching methods to produce these large flowers on very small size plants such as can be seen in this photo.