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May 18, 2008 / Bo Mackison

Flowers and Veggies

Another trip around the Capitol Square in Madison checking out the stalls at the Farmers’ Market.

Gaillardia in Focus

Blanket-flowers (gaillardia) in a variety of colors – yellows, oranges, white and lavender. I picked up 8 of these annuals to fill in a space in my mostly perennial garden.

Onions for Sale

Even the onions are attractively displayed. I had to take a photo before I bought a bunch of green onions. A large population of Hmong farm and sell at the Dane County market, and the women vendors at this vegetable stall always have their produce arranged with an eye for an artistic presentation. Always a visit to satisfy many senses.

Plants for Sale

No flowers blooming yet, but the purple tags provided the color for this photograph, with lupine plants tucked in the background. More to plant – always.

Every Sunday is Green Thumb Sunday. Gardeners, Plant and Nature lovers participate each Sunday; visit Green Thumb Sunday for more information.


  1. Hootin' Anni / May 18 2008 5:49 am

    I love lupine…they’re so stately!!

    My Green Thumb is shared…stop by if you have some time!! Happy Sunday.

  2. Aiyana / May 18 2008 11:36 am

    Your photos are gorgeous. How did you get the blurred effect in the first one? The one flower that stands out gives it a definite 3-D effect. Happy GTS,

  3. worldphotos / May 18 2008 3:14 pm

    The flower is very nice.

  4. onewayphotoblog / Mark / May 18 2008 3:34 pm

    Love that top photograph – the slight zoom effect and the lovely light on the coloured petals

  5. Robin / May 18 2008 5:10 pm

    All of these photos are gorgeous and, well, I’m at a loss for words. Beautiful, Bo. Just beautiful. 🙂

  6. montucky / May 18 2008 10:23 pm

    That blanket flower photo is striking!

  7. Gandalf / May 19 2008 1:41 pm

    Did you pick a bunch from the bottom of the pile? 🙂 Beautiful montage of the market.

  8. aullori / May 20 2008 1:30 am

    I really love the first shot! The colors are so rich and thick… beautiful. All of them make me want to go! But the top one is gorgeous!

  9. jeanabaena / May 20 2008 1:24 pm

    i like how the blanket flower looks kinda psychadelicky

  10. jpt / May 20 2008 1:24 pm

    the orange hue is radiant

  11. amelia / May 23 2008 11:10 am

    I love your farner’s market. You have a lot of pictures form there. You should make a book.

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