Garden Photography Is Enjoyable

It is quite refreshing to take photographs in any garden. Honestly, I love looking at pictures I take of plants from assorted gardens and compiling these into photo slideshows. My garden photography might even serve as inspiration for a future art project, or a print photograph might just a beautiful thing to admire on its own. So garden photography has so much to offer, and can even help the avid gardener to plan next year's garden. Reading gardening books is still one way to learn about new plants and gardening techniques, but online articles about gardening and photo slideshows can also serve as inspiration for novice and seasoned gardeners alike.

A cherry chocolate tomato ripening on the vine.
A cherry chocolate tomato ripening on the vine. | Source
The vines of a tomato plant in the early morning sun.
The vines of a tomato plant in the early morning sun. | Source

One of my favorite things to photograph is tomato plants. Tomatoes are also one of my favorite fruits to eat. You thought tomatoes were a vegetable? No, these are most certainly a fruit and taste wonderful in salads. I highly recommend growing tomatoes over buying the mass produced ones at the store. Spring is upon us, so it is time to start growing some tomato plants.

Tomato plants in the morning with rays of sunlight.
Tomato plants in the morning with rays of sunlight. | Source
A banana pepper growing on a container plant.
A banana pepper growing on a container plant. | Source
A delicious banana pepper.
A delicious banana pepper. | Source
Looking down on the banana pepper plant.
Looking down on the banana pepper plant. | Source

Taking pictures of the garden is fun and soothing. I love watching the tomatoes and the banana peppers grow. Banana peppers are tasty pureed with tomatoes into a savory and fresh salad dressing, and I am dreaming about all the things I can do with produce from my container garden right now. Spring cannot get here fast enough, and I want to start growing some vegetables in my garden again.

Tomato plants growing in containers.
Tomato plants growing in containers. | Source
Purple and white flowers planted in containers make a nice addition to any patio.
Purple and white flowers planted in containers make a nice addition to any patio. | Source

The white and pink daisies in these containers are so inviting, and I love looking at flowers when I wake up in the morning.

A pink carnation in the month of June.
A pink carnation in the month of June. | Source

Above is a photograph I took of the beautiful planted carnations, which I think are a highly undervalued flower. These are so vibrant and pretty, and I am not sure why more people do not appreciate this unassuming flower.

Here is a video I created of photos I took of flowers and plants in the container garden.

Golden oregano can add a marvelous bit of taste to any dish.
Golden oregano can add a marvelous bit of taste to any dish. | Source
The pink carnations with water all around.
The pink carnations with water all around. | Source
The purple flowers are very inviting.
The purple flowers are very inviting. | Source

As you can see from the pictures above it is quite easy to grow flowers and vegetables in a container garden. Why spend money on a few cut flowers that will soon wilt when you could buy potted flowers that will last much longer?

Orange nasturtium in the garden.
Orange nasturtium in the garden. | Source
Beautiful chili peppers growing up in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Beautiful chili peppers growing up in the San Bernardino Mountains. | Source

Here are a few pictures I took of a garden up in the San Bernardino Mountains. The red chili peppers are so vibrant, and conjure up memories of lovely salsas, and spicy potato bakes. I love gardening because this gives me an opportunity to make some lovely food.

Black-eye Susans planted on a terrace in the garden.
Black-eye Susans planted on a terrace in the garden. | Source

The black-eyed Susans are charming and vibrant flowers for any garden.

A lovely cluster of tomatoes growing up in the San Bernardino Mountains.
A lovely cluster of tomatoes growing up in the San Bernardino Mountains. | Source
Green tomatoes that are going to ripen soon.
Green tomatoes that are going to ripen soon. | Source

The tomato plant laden with juicy fruit makes me dream of salads, and my own take on hummus that I eat with a spoon. I make a hummus that is more like a soup by adding less tahini than is usually called for, and lots of raw veggies blended in. It is quite scrumptious, and tomatoes always make a lovely base for these.

Above is a video of the photographs I took of the garden up in the San Bernardino Mountains. The large sunflower was very inspiring to me, and one of my favorite pictures.

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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

Well to coin an old phrase-"pictures speak louder than words"..Beautiful and awesome. And inspiring to get out and move the dirt around.


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

No tomatoes or peppers for us in Washington this summer; we just didn't get enough sunshine. Love your pictures!


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SweetiePie 4 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Thank you, Carol!

Thanks, Bill! I did not realize you could not grow those up there during the summer months. What about people who have green houses? I think they might be able to.


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maggs224 4 years ago from Sunny Spain

Thank you for sharing your garden adventure with us through your lovely photographs. :D


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LeonJane 4 years ago from Australia

Your chillies look great, and your tomatoes are good too. It's hard to stop the bugs and moths laying eggs on the tomatoes! We find cherry tomatoes seem to be a little bit more tolerant to the crawlies!


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SweetiePie 4 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Thank you, Maggs224!

Good points, Leon. I noticed growing the cherry tomatoes actually works out best for me too.


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agusfanani 4 years ago from Indonesia

Great photos. I like doing gardening at my limited yard too.


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Great pics. thanks


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SweetiePie 4 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

I appreciate the comments!


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myownlife 4 years ago from london

Wow Great, beautiful view.


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bridalletter 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

Beautiful hub, i love gardening. The first year in my house, i took pictures of everything. That was very enjoyable.


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SweetiePie 4 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Thanks!


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Garden Photography Is Enjoyable awesome photos and gardening is one of my best in the summer


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SweetiePie 3 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Thanks, DDE!


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Peggy W 13 months ago from Houston, Texas

Like you, I have quite an assortment of garden photos and it is nice to be able to use them to accompany hubs...or even decorate letters to people. Yes...I still occasionally write (or I should correctly say type) letters to a few people. You seem to enjoy your container plants and obviously have good luck with them. I have a few pot plants but mostly plant directly in the ground.


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SweetiePie 13 months ago from Southern California, USA Author

These container garden plants were from a few years ago, but I would need to invest in some new soil to get tomatoes to grow properly again. I live in an apartment, which is why I did a lot of container garden. Now morning glories grow in the containers, but perhaps I will purchase new soil so I can plant some vegetables again.

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