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Earth laughs in flowers
Passionate about Gardens and Flower Photography
May 17, 2019
May 24, 2019
Flowers on Friday
December 22, 2017
January 14, 2020
Alternative Advent #20
September 19, 2017
October 9, 2017
Square in September
September 1, 2015
September 2, 2015
Happy Hibiscus – Blue Bird
April 15, 2015
March 31, 2015
April Flower: Japanese Quince
April 7, 2015
March 31, 2015
April Flower: Lathyrus vernus / Spring Pea
May 7, 2014
August 25, 2014
Spring Sensation: Peony
October 29, 2013
August 25, 2014
Autumn Beauty: Fuchsia
September 30, 2013
April 16, 2018
Helenium “Riverton Beauty”
World Garden List
Gardens I have visited.
Photo challenges hosted by WordPress or other bloggers
A to Z Challenge
Festival of Leaves
An autumn challenge hosted by Verena Cave to showcase the beauty of Autumn leaves
A monthly photo challenge with topics on a garden theme.
Jo’s Monday Walk
Johanna who hosts Restless Jo often takes her readers on a walk with her. This may be around her home town of Hartlepool or a little further afield including Poland and Portugal. Jo invites fellow bloggers to share their walks with her by leaving a link on her blog. Join in, I’m sure you’ll enjoy the virtual exercise and wonderful locations.
individual plants and also allotments, walled gardens, potagers or kitchen garden and orchards.
Fountain or Water Feature
Garden water features including ponds, lakes, waterfalls, fountains and bird-baths
Admiring the work of gardeners who create a beautiful space for themselves and others to enjoy. Longer posts about gardens I have visited including public and private gardens, the National Trust and English Heritage sites.
Black and white or tones of one colour – showing textures, shapes and patterns
Landscapes and House and Gardens managed by the National Trust of England
Landscapes of natural places that encourage people to relax and enjoy the outdoors. e.g. National Trust landscapes, parks, national parks
Capturing the essence of a plant from seed to death. Close-ups and macro photography.
All azaleas are rhododendrons, but usually have much smaller flowers and only 5 stamens. They appear in many yellow and orange shades, whereas there are very few rhododendrons in this colour range.
One of the most versatile plants, there are many types of clematis flowering throughout the year. It can be grown on walls, pergolas, frames, in containers, or left to scramble through trees and shrubs.
Often wrongly described as Geraniums, true Pelargonium come from South Africa. There are 6 distinct groups: Regal: Bushy evergreen perennials and shrubs with rounded leaves sometimes lobed or partially toothed, producing single rarely double flowers in shades of mauve, pink, purple or white grown for outdoor or indoor display Angel: Similar to regals, but more compact and bushy. Mostly derived from P. crispum Ivy-leaved: Trailing evergreen perennials with stiff fleshy leaves and single or double flowers used for hanging baskets or containers Zonal: These are mainly derived from P. inquinans and P. zonale. Upright, bushy, succulent-stemmed perennials grown for their single or double flowers. Some have attractive foliage. This type is most commonly used for bedding displays Scented-leaved: Shrubby evergreen perennials and shrubs, which are mainly cultivated for their scented and often distinctly lobed, toothed or incised or variegated leaves Unique: Shrubby evergreen perennials that do not fall into the above categories
These can grown into huge trees and are grown for their spectacular flowers. They like acid soil and dappled shade.
Rose / Rosa
A rose is a woody perennial of the genus Rosa, within the family Rosaceae. They can be erect shrubs, climbing or trailing with stems that are often armed with sharp prickles.
The four seasons of the year
Autumn flowering plants, leaves and colours
Spring flowering plants, bulbs and blossom
Summer flowering plants
Winter flowering plants, trees, berries
Sculpture / Statue
Garden additions such as a sculpture, a statue or a bird table.
Shrubs and Topiary
A shrubbery is a wide border to a garden where shrubs are thickly planted; or a similar larger area with a path winding through it. A shrubbery was a feature of 19th-century gardens in the English manner, with its origins in the gardenesque style of the early part of the century.
Tropical and Sub-tropical
flowers and wild flower meadows
Garden Photography Challenge
A photography challenge for 2016 with different themes each month.
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