Saturday, 17 July 2021

Infomaniac Garden Photos Event 2021: Reminder #1

The House of
I N F O M A N I A C
Garden Photos Event 2021

will be held in November to give you chance to tend to your garden/window box/house plant/salad drawer and take plenty of photos, as well as brighten up an otherwise dull, cold month (at least in the Northern Hemisphere).

 A prelude to the event will take place on Hallowe'en which, just like last year, will be a showcase for your Terrifying Triffidery.  I know in last month's announcement I said I wanted a Parade of Poisonous Plants, but that could be quite limiting (unless you sent in photos of the poison's aftermath - faces in a grim rictus of pain, blotchy rashes, twitching limbs, corpses etc. etc.), so let's stick with the general Triffid theme and any poisonous plants that you care to submit will be an added extra.

 Now, for anyone new/forgetful/bewildered, the Infomaniac Garden Photos Event is an online horticultural extravaganza, conceived by (and for the first nine years, hosted by) the Infomaniac herself, The Very Mistress.  It is a place for you to show off part or all of your garden - or even just a single botanical specimen - to an appreciative Blogorati; to swap gardening tips/horror stories; or just take a virtual wander around someone else's garden, satiating your curiosity from the comfort of your own home.  There will be no judging or critiquing, and there certainly won't be a "winner" as the Garden Photos Event is not a contest! 

 All you have to do to take part is get your unruly bushes in order, trim those straggly overhangs, and mow that fuzzy patch, then set-to with your camera and send me your photograph/s - along with an enlightening blurb for each photo (or just one general, all encompassing description/story/rant) - by Thursday 28th October.  My blog email address is in my profile (just click the link on the right.  Or, for those of you who have my personal email, use that instead).  

 A Garden Photos Event history can be found here, along with links to previous Events leading up to 2020.  2020's gardens follow on from the link - just click on "Newer Post" at the bottom, or click here for a handy programme of events (and my garden).

 Oh, and if you have any Mystery Plant/s that you can't identify (or you can, but you just want to see if anyone else is able to) send in photos of them too, and we can all have a go at identifying them for you.  And by "we all" I mean mostly The Official Plant Spotter of the Device Mansion and its Extensive Witchdom, nay, All of Blogland Itself: Jon!

 Now, go forth and garden!


24 comments:

  1. My reputation precedes me, it seems...

    As ever, we have armfuls of lovely photos to share - the main difficulty is shortlisting the ones suitable for a prestigious Autumn Flower Show. I have my trug over my arm as we speak.

    Jx

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    1. Oh, the thinning out of photos! An arduous and nail-biting task that I'm terrible at as I'm such a hopeless decision maker.

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  2. I've won already haven't I!

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  3. I will, by the time this event bursts open, be at a different garden.And, indeed, a different house.
    I'm not at all sure what will be a-bloom there so might have to rely on some oldies. Like Trachelospermum jasminoides as above, centre pic!

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    1. Gosh. I thought you'd been quiet, Dinah! A house move looming - oo-er... Jx

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    2. Well, I'm sure you'll have plenty of photos of your current garden before you move, Dinah. And then (hopefully) some delightful surprises in the new place (whether you get to share them this year or not)!

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    3. Dinah, I do hope we'll get to see some pics of your new digs. Maybe you'll find something interesting to include for the Oct Terrifying Triffidery.

      I haven' read the fine print, but maybe you could buy yourself some interesting cut flowers and post pics of those?

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    4. Cut flowers are absolutely allowed, Melanie. See 'Petra's efforts here (although, I would encourage changing the water first...)

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  4. The competition (I know it's not supposed to be a competition, but get real) always makes me miss my old garden . Oh well, I take comfort in all the times I won the not a competition.

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    1. CanI have the Not-the-Winner's Cup back please, so I can pass it on to the next Not-Winner of this Not-a-Competition?

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  5. I already have a couple of snaps. I am well proud of myself. I might take some more and thus earn a whole post to myself.
    Meanwhile, I am too hot and am reduced to writing such phrases as: well proud. I can only apologise.
    Sx

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    1. The heat seems to have reduced you to an East End yoof!

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  6. Looking forward to this. Will most likely not be participating, as I have been terrible about taking pics and the lilies are all past their splendor. Can't wait to see your pics. Kizzes.

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    1. Well, forget about the lilies then, but maybe you can take an up-close-and-personal photo of something for the Terrifying Triffidery exhibit?

      P.S. I've love to see your efforts in the garden - there's still over three months to take a snap or twelve of whatever may be growing between now and then.

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  7. I have some pictures!!! (for a change) But, like Jon, it's deciding which one to showcase. (OK, I have 2 pics, but there could be more soon...eventually.) xoxox

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    1. Wait, how come HoH already won? You said this wasn't a contest1 *bottom lip starting to quiver*

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    2. Hooray! Flora photos from Savvy! But don't cry - salt water will kill your plants.

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  8. I think I'm going to go with the theme; "Naughty by Nature". I've reserved at least one special photo only Patricia as seen and she needed a cool glass of water and a bit of fanning afterwards. As Paris Hilton would say, "That's hot." Although I doubt she spends much time around plants. My most phallic plant is just about to burst.

    My couple of roses are horrid this year. I haven't been bloodletting enough of my enemies for their iron-deficient asses. Their about to find themselves going out with the trash.

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    1. Oh, I am aquiver with anticipation, Melanie. I bet The Very Mistress will be kicking herself for palming off this Event, for hers is THE place for phallic flora to be seen.*


      * Although, only if it is accompanied by a fat, old man, which I expect yours is not.

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    2. I love the fact that plants are "naughty by nature." All those stamens and pistils.

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    3. IDV: No, no naked old guys. We're all quiet camera shy around here. I hope I can appease your appetite.

      Mistress: Indeed! If only all that seasonal springtime sperm squirts weren't such a headache for my sinuses!

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  9. I bought some grafting tape from Amazon the other day, I'm going to have a go at creating some abominations for your viewing pleasure and for Jon to identify.

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    1. Oh, dear... I can feel a "Little Shop of Horrors" coming on...

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