Taking pictures of gardens is one of the most rewarding pastimes ever! These outdoor living spaces transform and nourish us in both body and soul!
With each changing season, a different quality of light is revealed.
The palette of colors and the scents also flow gently into the next
You will find quite a variety of gardens in this section, like spectacular home gardens or gardens that have historical significance.
I spent several years in Saudi Arabia and when I came back to Canada, I made a stop at my sister's for a brief R&R. Then I headed off to the Yukon and Alaska... eventually to Vancouver to study photography.
In all three places there are gardens galore, but in Vancouver... Wow! There are so many gardens... absolutely overwhelming. It's hard to know where to start.
The perfect city for a flower and garden photographer to call home!
"He has dared to create effects so true to life as to appear unreal, but which charm us irresistibly, as does all nature revealed. Who inspired all this? His flower. Who was his teacher? His garden."
~ Arsene Alexandre ~
Le Jardin de Monet, La Figaro 1901
Get some butterfly photography hints here in case you want to include them in your pictures of gardens.
Here's the page dedicated to Botanical Gardens. Make sure you take a look at it as well.
You don't need a 10 acre plot of land to transform your yard into a garden paradise.
The birds and the bees don't care if your piece of heaven is a patio, a balcony or half an acre of luscious garden. They'll come and hang out with you no matter how big or small, with the right flowers to attract them.
That might mean seeking counsel... someone who's planned and executed a compact garden with planters.
No matter, I have a website source that I drool over on a continual basis. Anyone in need of a little inspiration will find it right here... in the Houzz website.
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Garden tours are very popular these days. I'm so inquisitive about other people's homes and gardens so I grab any opportunity to take a jaunt through the neighborhood yards. I love to see what people are making of their outdoor living spaces!
Make sure the folks are okay with visitors taking photographs.
When you're shooting photos of gardens, it's always good to add the human element! A garden portrait of your friend or family member... or your pet. Never forget your pet!
Also, browse seasonal gardens here. The quality of light and plants in the garden change radically through the seasons so you'll want to take photos year-round.
Do you have some pictures of gardens that you can spin a tale around?
Did you and your camera travel far and wide... or did you just walk across the street?
Could be the garden you lovingly tend in your own back yard. Maybe its your friend's garden. Doesn't matter... we want to see and hear about it. And humorous... well, who doesn't feel better after a good chuckle?
Think of making this a "group" effort. Maybe you took some super flower garden pictures and one of your family members loves writing a good story! Then make this a partner effort and be sure to tell me your names... just so I can give credit to all sides!
Please only submit stories and pictures of gardens that are truly yours! If they aren't, and you don't have written permission to use them, you can't!
Click on any of the links below to see some stories and special flower garden pictures. They're shared by other visitors to this page.
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