The Earth at Jello Mold Farm Laughs in Flowers

July 23, 2013

“The earth laughs in flowers.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I must have flowers, always, and always.”
— Claude Monet

Truck in the flower fields, Jello Mold Farm

Truck in the flower fields, Jello Mold Farm

There was so much to see at Jello Mold Farm at this time of year.  It’s a busy time for flower growers.  These Skagit Valley flower fields were bursting with exuberance and beauty.  Zinnias, dahlias, sunflowers, bee balm . . . they all shout “summer!”

Zinnias

Zinnias

The blushing pink of Dahlia 'Cafe au Lait'

The blushing pink of Dahlia ‘Cafe au Lait’

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Beds of Scabiosa 'Dark Knight'

Beds of Scabiosa ‘Dark Knight’

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Scabiosa 'Fama White' contrasts nicely with the 'Dark Knight'

Scabiosa ‘Fama White’ contrasts nicely with the ‘Dark Knight’

Harvested sunflowers at the start of the trek to the warehouse

Harvested sunflowers at the start of the trek to the warehouse

Sunflower, Jello Mold Farm

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Bee balm, Monarda 'Raspberry Wine'

Bee balm, Monarda ‘Raspberry Wine’

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View from the end of the row

View from the end of the row

Sneezeweed Helenium

Sneezeweed Helenium

Cutting raspberry canes for filler in bouquets

Cutting raspberry canes for filler in bouquets

Chestnuts for texture

Chestnuts for texture

Seed pods, love-in-a-mist

Seed pods, love-in-a-mist

Love-in-a-mist

Love-in-a-mist

And always, flower gardens remind me of time passing . . . for everything there is a season.

The last sweet peas

The last sweet peas

Last of the sweetpeas

And the last poppies

And the last poppies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14 Responses to “The Earth at Jello Mold Farm Laughs in Flowers”

  1. Judy Says:

    and the days dwindle down to a precious few…..

  2. Chris Says:

    Oh these are gorgeous photos and now I must find that cafe au lait, dahlia! 🙂

  3. camilla wells paynter Says:

    Despite their being inherently beautiful, I think flowers are hard to photograph. These are lovely! Love those love-in-a-mist seed pods, and the farm scenes are great, too!

    • Rosemary Says:

      And I think I take the “easy” way out by photographing flowers, which don’t move around (except in the wind), which don’t blink at inopportune times, and which don’t need model releases. I am never shy approaching a flower, but sometimes feel I need to ask permission of people before photographing — and then I get a posed shot! That said, I do think faces and people portraits would be my most satisfying work — something for me to work toward. I’m afraid I treat flowers as my bread and butter.

  4. ebbtide Says:

    I do love dahlias – some of them just seem to GLOW with their own inner light…. likes like a gorgeous place to spend a few hours

  5. Karin Says:

    I always have love-in-a-mist in my tiny garden. I love it. In German it’s “Jungfer im Gruenen”, translated “maiden in the green”.

    • Rosemary Says:

      Now I will always think of these blooms as maidens amongst greenery. Very apt. I’m captivated by the wispiness of the greenery. That does seem feminine to me, so maidens it is!

  6. Chris Says:

    I have been trying to find the Love-in-a-Mist, African Bride. It is exquisite but most of the seed companies that carry it are in the UK and they can’t ship seed here. Maybe I will contact Jello Mold Farm and see if they have it! Or I will have to wait until next spring when only one US place (that I know of) will have it again….Maybe!


  7. I would very much like to talk with you about using one of your photos on the cover of my book. How can I get in touch with you directly?

    Thank you!


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