Artists by Nature

"Fine art is that in which the hand, the head and the heart of man go together." -- John Ruskin, "The Two Paths: Lecture II” (1859)

The gardener participates with Nature in creating beauty and can thus lay claim, modestly of course, to some credit as an artist. What follows is a brief look at the summer outdoor artworks of our co-workers.

Above: Bee in Flight over Loosestrife, Sedum, Zucchini Blossom; Steve & Jen Mac, Town of Onondaga, N.Y.

Canna, Dahlia ("showing off"), Gladiolus; Peggy Collins, St. Louis, Missouri

Clematis; Trina Willardson, Marcellus, N.Y.

Coleus, Tuberous Begonia, Morning Glories; Ingrid Parsons, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Iris; Bonny Dudden, Skaneateles Falls, N.Y.

Marigolds; David Furth, Skaneateles, N.Y.

Purple Columbine, Tiger Lily; Phil and Carol Sears, Skaneateles, N.Y.

Sun Flowers; Doug Whitehouse, Niles, N.Y.

Sundrops (Evening Primrose), Tulip Tree, Wind Flower; Jon & Jen Cammarata, Camillus, N.Y.

Tobacco in Bloom; Kihm Winship, Skaneateles, N.Y.

Zinnia; Julie Zajac, Marcellus, N.Y.

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Dianthus in SHARE banner; Jon & Jen Cammarata, Camillus, N.Y.