After I had posted about Katinka Matson’s digital flower scans, I tried it myself and so did several other garden bloggers. But, to the best of my knowledge, Craig Cramer of Ellis Hollow is the only one who, month after month, scans what’s blooming in his garden for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day.
Craig has created a calendar of his bloom day scans which he is selling at Zazzle. He lives in a moderately cold climate in upstate NY, so for cold climate gardeners these images are instructive as well as dramatic and beautiful. (By moderately cold I mean USDA Zone 4/5-ish.) You see, each page illustrates plants that bloom during a certain month in his garden. If you live in a cold climate as well, the images should give you some ideas for new plants to try or new combinations of plants you already grow. (I don’t believe the plants are listed on the calendar, but they are listed on the website.)
If you don’t live in a cold climate, his calendar will still be a thing of beauty in your home or office.