Your Garden Photos - Photos from About Gardening Readers
- 2013 Photo Challenges (0)
- Garden Photo Challenge 2009 (6)
- Garden Photo Challenge 2010 (9)
- Garden Photo Challenge 2011 (8)
- Garden Photo Challenge 2012 (5)
Art and Whimsy in the Garden
Artist Teddie Plemons delighted us with photos of how her whimsical art work adds another layer of life to her already beautiful garden. Have some fun in your garden.
Not all insects are welcome in the garden, but butterflies are certainly an exception. We design whole gardens around the idea of attracting them, but in reality, if you plant what they like, they will find you. And very often they are nice enough to pose for a photo, like the butterflies showcased here.
Cactus Flowers, Desert Plants and Landscapes
Springtime in the desert not only brings wildflowers, but many varieties of cactus also bloom with gorgeous, colorful, totally unexpected flowers. The desert if far from a barren waste land. About.com's Guide to Phoenix, Judy Hedding, shares her home turf with us.
This was our very first photo gallery. The personal favorites submitted here were the impetus for all the other photos featured. And it's no wonder.
Gardening is a lot of work, so why not show off your triumphs? Readers send in photos of new gardens, profuse flowers, sentimental gardens and garden surprises. These photos show what passionate gardens are growing and enjoying in their own gardens.
Personalizing Your Garden
Gardeners have been know to create very personal garden decorations from everyday objects. The garden art displayed here shows a gardener's sense of whimsy and love for every corner of her garden. The ideas showcased in this garden art gallery should inspire the gardener in you to feature more than plants in your garden borders.
If your only acquaintance with poinsettias is as a Christmas decoration, you are in for a treat. Poinsettias are hardy tropical plants and, in the right conditions, like reader Susan's garden in Hawaii, they grow into spectacular shrubs.
Roses, Roses and More Roses
Love them or hate them, roses still reign supreme in the garden. The gardeners behind these roses are true devotees. All rose gardeners hope for that one perfect blossom. I think you'll find several here.
Roses, Walkways, Water and Full Color.
Incredible photos of Shahzad Ahmed's Islamabad garden. Shahzad's roses are the highlights of the gardens, which spill over with color and exuberance. Who knew Islamabad was such a gardening paradise.
Each gardener featured here wanted to share a personal favorite flower or scene. It's amazing how looking at what captures another gardener's fancy can trigger so many memories and ideas of your own.
Snow Covered Garden Scenes
In the middle of a long, snowy winter, readers sent in stunning photos of their blanketed gardens. These photos are beautiful reminders that even sleeping gardens are joys to behold.
Isn't it wonderful when flowers poke their heads up, even before the snow has melted. For a gardener in a cold climate, spring can't come to soon. Enjoy these photos of gardens waking up and bursting forth, in winter and early spring.
Vegetable Garden Progression
Vegetable gardening can be summed up in one word - anticipation. I asked for photos of vegetable gardens during the course of the season and this handful of photos aptly shows how patience pays off, in the veggie patch.
The water gardens featured here are each very personal to the gardener who designed them. Most people say their biggest mistake is not making their water garden large enough. These photos show how elaborate or intimate a water garden can be and still be inviting and satisfying to the gardener. I hope they'll provide you with some...
Ice covered branches or hot house prima donas - it's all winter beauty. Don't miss out on an entire season of wonder, just because it's cold outside. These gardeners kept their cameras handy.
Winter Interest in the Garden
Is it still winter if it doesn't snow? You bet it is. The fascinating photos submitted to this gallery range from the topics to the arctic (almost). They certainly give "winter interest" a wider meaning.
Just when you think you can't handle another cold, gray day, the sun comes out, the ground warms up and it seems like there is no stopping you plants from jumping for joy. Here, reader's shared their photos of the first glimpse of an approaching spring.
Finalists in the 2013 Spring Flowers Photo Challenge
Submissions for voting in the 2013 Spring Flowers Photo Challenge.