garden photography: monochrome

In February I am looking for Monochrome

(black and white or tones of one colour. Look for texture, shape and patterns. The subject matter is entirely up to you, but should be loosely garden related.)


Lysichiton camschatcensis or Asian skunk cabage – I was attracted to this grouping because of the unusual green and white colouration with the ovate white spathe tinged with green surrounding the club-like dark green spadix. No processing involved.

L. camtschatcensis is a clump-forming herbaceous perennial with fragrant, pure white, arum-like flowers 30cm in height in early spring, followed by broad oval leaves to 90cm in length

If you would like to join in with Garden Photography then please take a look at my Garden Photography Page. No complicated rules 🙂

  • Create your own post and title it FebruaryMonochrome
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  • Get your post in by the end of the month, as the new theme comes out on the first Sunday in March.
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31 Comments Add yours

  1. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Nature’s monochrome, how lovely, I thought it was a Peace lily at first quick glance.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Me too Gilly, but something just wasn’t right. Managed to track it down eventually. Perhaps it is a relative!

  2. How interesting Jude – beautiful photo! I love the soft green tinge too it’s so pretty 🙂

  3. Colline says:

    Stunning photo Jude.

  4. restlessjo says:

    It’s a beauty, and a magnificent shot, Jude.
    All going well, I hope. When are you back? 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Tuesday. Be glad to have a proper bed!

      1. pommepal says:

        Proper bed??? Have you been camping then?

        1. Heyjude says:

          Indoor camping on inflatable beds! Not so good to get out of!

        2. pommepal says:

          I hope the bed doesn’t deflate during the night as happened to me once. Yes very ungainly getting up…

  5. Very cool that there is no processing in that shot. My offering is straight black and white:

  6. This is a beauty Jude. So many glorious shapes and such delicate venation. And then the language, all knew to me. I was fumbling to name the parts, thinking I couldn’t access the words I needed when in reality I didn’t have the words!

  7. pommepal says:

    What a beauty Jude and like Gilly I thought it was a member of the peace lily family. Well done with the detective work to track down it’s real identity. Your entry from last week has inspired me to get creative with Photo Shop this week.

  8. It’s a very striking photo. Does the plant have a strange smell, or is it named after the look of the animal rather than the odour?

    1. Heyjude says:

      It is named after the smell when it flowers, but I can’t say I have noticed anything really horrid. You will have seen the yellow variety I am sure.

      1. I’m not sure that I have seen the yellow version – in the flesh I mean. I will have to look out for it.

        1. Heyjude says:

          Lots of NT gardens and also Wisley grow it around their ponds.

        2. I must have missed it. I still haven’t made it to Wisley – I really must make that a priority.

        3. Heyjude says:

          You really MUST!

  9. Robyn Haynes says:

    Beautiful picture. My mother used to call these funeral flowers but I have always loved them.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I have heard lilies referred to as funeral flowers (especially the arum lily) but not these.

      1. Robyn Haynes says:

        Yes you’re right. It was arum lilies. Such a long time ago.

  10. susurrus says:

    I love all shade pants – I think these are happy in shade, aren’t they?

    I tried converting my shots to B&W but it really wasn’t working, so I kept their colour. Together there is more than one colour, but each picture focuses on a different shade so I hope I’m in the spirit of the challenge.

    Is ‘the earth laughs in flowers’ your tagline?

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