Some of our favourite plant and garden photographs not featuring in other gardeners tips. tips for your own garden photography.
This is Gardeners Tips 2,000 extant post since April 2008. I have lost count how many photographs and images have been included but here are just a few repeats.
In addition to our own images we would like to thank creative commons and other organisations that helped with contributions as we were starting out.
Around 100 books have been recommended to highlight a subject such as The Garden Photography Workshop by Andrea Jones below.
Rumour that Bees are in terminal decline is not borne out in my garden this year. The Bees seem very happy on the blue flowers and I am happy as it gives me an excuse to show some more blue photographs (of flowers!).
Fritillary, Buttercups, Bluebells, Tulips and Narcissus all in the same shot, what more could you ask.
Well the star of this show is probably the grass. The grass is understated and not throttling the flowers. The sunshine is highlighting a grassy area near where the photographer has chosen to stand. The grass stops the mixture of colours and shapes from fighting one another bringing some harmony.
The photographer has found a relatively low position to capture the flowers at the front of the photo. The dark trees provide a suitable back drop and contrast. Overall the composition works despite the complexity and variety of the flora. The depth of field allows enough focus highlighting the tulips. The eye of the curious looker is drawn around the image.
The garden designer has composed the image mixing blues, yellows and purples with the spring-fresh greens.The maintenance gardener has enabled the themes to work.
Not quite a meadow more a wild patch created with tlc.
The Himalayan Garden at Grewlthorpe continues to mature and develop. It is great to see a wide range of trees allowed to grow their natural size without undue lopping or arbo work.
A new arboretum will open at the end of May 2017 and the next autumn season will be worth a special visit.
As ever the sculptures are excellently located and seem to breed in number every time I visit.
Rhododendrons are the key feature for me that makes return spring visits a must.
Landscape views from the many well located paths are set to delight.
From pitchers to pictures
“At twilight, nature is not without loveliness, though perhaps its chief use is to illustrate quotations from the poets.”
– Oscar Wilde (a famous alumni of Magdalen)
For the answers hover over the photograph. The variety shouldn’t affect how the seed looks but there may be differences in the seedhead itself.
Seeds to use For a Children’s Quiz
Waterperry is a small village eight miles east of Oxford. It lies on the River Thame (not to be confused with River Thames), though the Thame does end up feeding into the Thames. The extensive gardens and river-side setting offer a combination of formal gardens, flowing herbaceous borders and wildlife meadows by the river.
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