Here's what I used:
|Helianthus annuus, the first bloom from the "Florist's Sunny Bouquet" seed mix|
|Gaillardia aristata 'Gallo Peach', which has been producing a continuous supply of blooms since I put in 5 plants back in January|
|Solanum xanti had to be cut back this week because it's starting to flop over on its neighbors, making it a perfect candidate for my vase|
|This self-seeded Tanacetum parthenium (feverfew) flowered last week in the vegetable garden|
For something completely different, I loaded each of the photos shown above into "Deep Dream" software using technology created by Google to support machine learning. You can read more about the software here. I learned of it through an excellent post by Gerhard at Succulents and More, which you can read here. His images are more extreme (spooky!) than mine.
|I think the converted photos look rather like paper cut-outs of flowers (I used Dreamscope's app, which offers multiple options, including the Art Deco one I selected)|
What do you think? Is this interesting or just plain weird?
Meanwhile, the completed vase sits on the dining room table. I hope this week's sunflower doesn't drop its head within a day like last week's flower did.
Visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to find more floral creations.
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