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Thread: Help with pics of flowers please

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    Hi Folks, As some of you know I am currently working on a Baltimore type quilt, am about 2 weeks away from finishing the center block and will need to start the next block, was going to do a watering can with Nasturtiums in it, have got watering can drawn but is a bad time of the year here for that flower (very early spring here) and am having trouble getting a good likeness of it that I can use to draw the flowers for my block from.

    Have got some nice photos of daffodils for later use. anyway I was wondering if anyone would like to take some pics of suitable fowers for me I would be very grateful :D As long as no one minds me using their photos to draw from, for an original design. Have thought of gardening books in the library, but not sure where that would leave me re copyright of those photos. Also looking for some sweet peas and trumpet vine or convulvulus, if anyone can help.Thanks so much.

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    Have you thought of gardening flyers ? They may have some in the seed catalogs that you can enlarge.

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    http://www.burpee.com/category/annual+flowers.do
    A reliable seed company with plenty of pix

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    Shelly - my big clay pot of nasturtiums are in full bloom right now. Here are 2 pics of last years but I could take whatever pics you want. Close ups? 1 flower? Different colors? Just let me know if you want any more. by the way, have you ever eaten a nasturtium? I nab one every time I go by. They are spicy yummy!!!
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    Yes thanks Sandra, our local garden center has given me permisson to take photos of anything they have in stock, it's just that some of the flowers I want to use are out of season here, trust me to pick ones that are out of season :lol:

    Annmarie: Choice! thankyou so much, that's perfect, if I'm not being too much of a pest you couldn't get me a closeup of some leaves and maybe a bud? Thankyou so much for your help

    Moonpi:Thanks for the website :-) LOts of lovely photos there, especially of the hard to find annuals. Do you know if it would be ok for me to make drawings of photos on somebody elses website, would I be infringeing a copyright. Just not sure how far this copyright thing goes :? Well silly me I could always ask their permission couldn't I :lol:

    Thanks again for all your help ladies :P

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    I believe a copyright covers just taking the whole picture and using it. Taking inspiration from them is not the same, afterall think of all the pictures out there; and everyone who draws gets a different take on it :P

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    you aren't copying the photograph. you're using it as a reference to draw the flower. i guarandarntee ya the flower ain't copyrighted. The Head Gardener upstairs puts 'em here for all of us.

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    :lol: :lol: :lol:
    That's priceless Patrice, must admit I never quite thought of it like that.

    Thanks for the advice folks, I really wasn't too sure and didn't want to get into any hassles over copyright.

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    Shelley - it is cloudy & damp here now but as soon as the sun comes out, I'll get those pics for you.

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    Thankyou very much Annmarie, I really preciate your help :P
    Will get started on drawing the flowers for my next block when I have spare time at night, can't hand sew at night anymore, the needles don't have eyes at night :lol: but can still draw.

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    Shelly - here are a few more nasturtium photos. If you need more or want them PM'd just let me know. I've got cool morning glories too. :)
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    This is exactly what I love about this forum! You have all been so helpful and the pictures are great! I really like the close ups of the leaves, as they are an interesting part of the plant itself. Thank you all for sharing your ideas, information and pictures. This is why I always say........

    QUILTER'S ROCK :!: :!: :!: :!: :!:

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    They sure do Boo. :-) Annmarie, thankyou very much for all the pictures. I really appreciate your help,and no I never tried them, but have heard you can put them in salads, sounds interesting. Thanks to everyone for all their tips and suggestions :D

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    here are a few pictures for you
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    Thanhyou so much Cassandra, that was very good of you :D . I have been looking for a good close up of a geranium :P , thanks, also the 2nd flower is what we call a bizzie lizzie I think, but what is that last flower called? I've never seen one before, it is magnificent. I can see that as the focus flower in a block. In the photo it appears to be quite a large flower, is this correct? Thanks again for your help

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    the third flower is a hybiscus (sp) flower and is about 6 in. in diamater. itis a large flower they do come smaller though.
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    Thanks Cassandra, I have heard of them, now I know the name but pretty sure I haven't seen one. They prob won't grow here because of the winters, alot of tropical and subtropical plants won't grow here because the frosts knock them back. Some of those things will grow up North where the winters aren't so harsh.

    Mind you it has it's plus side too, is prob why we don't have any nasties like snakes, is just too dang cold for them. In fact we don't have much in the way of dangerous animals at all. the most dangerous animal we have is a wild pig and that's only because Europeans introduced them into the wild when they first came here.

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    I took some pictures of flowers when I was in Flordia this spring. I don't know the name of the flowers but they are pretty.
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    Beautiful.... thanks for these beautiful pics!

    This is my second summer in Phoenix, and OH, how I miss the beautiful greens of the midwest....there are some extraordinary flowers here too, but I do grow weary of the miles and mile of sand!

    Not just sand, but HOT sand!

    Yikes! ... sounds to me like I need a vacation in some cooler territory!

    Thanks again for sharing...

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    They sure are pretty. Thanks alot for posting them Ccbear. I really appreciate everyones help.

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    ccbear's flowers are hibiscus (top 2) and amaryllis (3d). the hybiscus can survive in a pot indoors with enough natural light and water. the amaryllis is a bulb. if you can grow tulips and iris, it should survive in your area, too.

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    Well I personally can't grow anything :lol: , but I get your drift and thanks very much for the ID Patrice :P Have got some ideas on how to create that first hibiscus of Cassandras' thought I might do a 3D pin tuck kinda thing to represent the deep veining in the petals. Will keep you posted if I come up with anything concrete :D

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    Shelly - here are the morning glory pics I promised you.
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    a few more of the leaves and 1 awesome daylily too.
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    Wow, thankyou so much Annmarie, those are awesome :D , haven't downloaded them yet but those will be real great for a climber in one of the blocks I'm going to do. Was going to use convulveulus (sp?) Is a weed here, very hard to eradicate but has wonderful flowers that look very simmilar to the morning glory.

    Have had a play with your nastursum pics and printed out a montage ready for drawing, so am getting there. Thank you so much for all your help :P

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