Monday, June 1, 2009

Mosaic Monday - Lettuce

It's Mosaic Monday again at the Little Red House and also Amongst The Oaks. I'm loving this mosaic habit. It's fun to find a theme and create a new one every Monday. I have to confess though; I'm just using PhotoShop to make mine. I made a grid and I paste the different photos under it, sizing and cropping as necessary. If I have a tall photo or a wide photo I just go back to the grid layer and erase the grid line making a larger square. After I get the photos how I want them, I adjust the color of the grid using Image>Adjustments>Hue/Saturation until I get a color I like. Then I merge all the layers and create a jpg file to upload to blogger. Easy Peasy.


The weather is getting warmer so I harvested the last of my lettuce crop. Here it is in all its glory. I was really impressed and please with the amount of lettuce that grew in a 24" pot on my patio. I planted it way back in February and it has given us several nice salads. I will definitely do this again, but not until after the summer heat. Maybe now I should plant a leaf crop that won't bolt in the heat. Any ideas?

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p.s.
You absolutely have to go visit Mary's blog and see her gorgeous mosaic. I don't know how she does it, but every week they get more beautiful.

12 comments:

Mary said...

You did a fabulous job with your mosaic and I'm green with envy:-).

Deb said...

Love this lettuce mosaic :-)

Mary said...

Wow, Laura, I never thought of trying to grow lettuce in a pot! It looks almost too beautiful to eat. :) I'm so glad you are enjoying Mosaic Monday. I'm certainly loving your wonderful mosaics!
xoxo,
Mary

Mama said...

Hello Laura, I can't give you any ideas on lettuce growing as we have never tried to grow it, but I have a feeling we are going to now, your mosaic is beautiful and the lettuce looks delicious, happy Monday, Kathy.

Daryl said...

I think I am craving a salad .. nice!

Cathy said...

What a great idea!!! Darling mosaic!!!

Have a wonderful MM!!!
XOXO
Cathy

BailiwickDesigns said...

Oh yum! Your lettuce looks divine! ::Jill

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Beautifully executed...

Country Girl said...

Love your lettuce! What a fun one this week. Ours is still going and looks just like yours. Beautiful!

elk said...

the greens and textures really look fabulous together~

skoots1mom said...

love your mosaic...
beautiful pic
bet the salad tasted yummy, too!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

this is very healthy mosaic.. lettuce.. salads.. I love them.. yummm