Pictures From an English Country Garden. Beautiful photos of flowers.

A collection of flower photographs taken in a country cottage style garden on a summer's day.

Many of  the flowers in this garden are perennials. They grow and flower in between the shrubs and climbers as this provides a green background  for them.

Rose with japanese honeysuckle foliage background.   The name of this rose is New Dawn, she is a climber but a very well behaved one. This rose can be planted in sun or half shade, is supposed to grow to 150cm to 200cm.
Rose with japanese honeysuckle foliage background. The name of this rose is New Dawn, she is a climber but a very well behaved one. This rose can be planted in sun or half shade, is supposed to grow to 150cm to 200cm. | Source
aquilegia grown from seed
aquilegia grown from seed | Source
Foxgloves grown from seed
Foxgloves grown from seed | Source
Allium
Allium | Source
Allium
Allium | Source

The photographs are about my love of plants and flowers; and about capturing what I love about their colours, textures and their diversity.

Tubular shaped flowers are popular with bees, such as the penstemon flowers here.

photo of penstemon flowers
photo of penstemon flowers | Source

Aquilegia plants flower in a vast range of colours/shades and is a plant that is suitable for areas of the garden that have partail shade such as corners. They can be raised from seed or bought ready to plant into the garden

Ornamental Alliums ... are planted as bulbs are easy to grow and come in a wide range of shapes and colours; they vary in height from the petite to an a tall bold garden design statement.

The shapes are described in various ways such as drumstick which is the ball shaped allium above. The height they will grow to and planting instructions .. depth and distance apart will be on the pack when you purchase them. You can simply pop them into a space in the border put a marker so that you do not dig them out by mistake and one day (probably when you have forgotten that they are there) they will amaze you by providing a bold and colourful eyecatching display in your border.

Flower Photography

Flower photography helps to capture and preserve the colour, shape and texture of a beautiful flower at its best. Something about a flower makes you want to record the way it looks at that moment; it maybe it is the way the light falls on it or that it looks particularly good next to its neighbouring plants.

 

Flower photographs are my way of capturing something of that moment and how I feel about my garden flowers.

Photos of Summer Flowers.

More information about the flowers in the photographs.

The pictures here include a climbing rose, foxgloves, an aquilegia and two different types of ornamental allium

The foxgloves and aquilegia were raised from seed and the result was worth waiting for; foxgloves do not flower in the first year when raised from seed.

When growing plants like foxgloves (when you have a packet of mixed foxglove seeds) you are never sure what colour they will be when they finally flower in their second summer. It can be a bit hit and miss when you transplant them into the garden as to how well the colour will go with the plants and flowers surrounding them.

All plants in this garden are planted closer than a garden design book might suggest. I was especially pleased that when the foxgloves flowered it was a case of looking at the buds each morning and wondering what colour was going to finally be revealed. On the day the colours revealed themselves they harmonised so well with each other and my existing plants that I could not have chosen better.

The foliage growing beside the beautiful pink/peach rose is a Japanese honeysuckle the colour brings an area of 'light' into this corner of the garden.

Garden design is difficult for the amateur to get right on a plan or at first attempt... plants have not read the plant books they grow larger than it says on the pack or they flower a different colour to the shade you expect them to. So be prepared to move the plants around and make adjustments when you are gardening. If it is the wrong time of year to move a plant write down in a notebook where it will fit in best in the garden in future.

 The photographs are taken with a digital camera, the light in this garden is difficult as it is very directional with shadows cast at certain times.

The copyright of all photos on this page belongs to '2uesday' and may not be reproduced/used without consent.

When planting a garden that is used by children and pets remember to check out the safety of the plants you are using. For example plants like foxgloves are poisonous.



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pan1974 5 years ago from Columbus,Ga

I just love flowers, those pictures are so beautiful.


Daisy 5 years ago

As I'm sitting here in the mist of another snowstorm, I'm so longing for spring. I miss my flowers. You have some beautiful pictures above and I love the allium one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing!


James Raynor 5 years ago

These flowers are beautiful and the photos are amazing! The foxglove flowers look surreal. Love them!


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2uesday 6 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday. Author

Cathi - sorry just noticed your comment here - thank you.

Dolores - thank you very much, pleased you found this on shetoldme. I love foxglove flowers, wanted to grow them for years. I had to wait until the children had grown up as they are not suitable for family gardens - (being poisonous). The colours that they flower in and the spots on the flowers are so pretty. Thank you for looking at this and leaving a comment here.


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Dolores Monet 6 years ago from East Coast, United States

Beautiful flowers, especially the foxglove, they are perfect. FYI, followed this from shetoldme, will vote up! (I must find some foxglove)


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Cathi Sutton 6 years ago

I so enjoy your photos! They are beautiful. Thank you for sharing them with everyone!


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2uesday 6 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday. Author

Thank you Sage it is nice to see you here and for you to leave a comment.


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Sage Williams 6 years ago

I have always loved perennial gardens. You have photographed some of my favorite flowers. Nice descriptions and beautiful photos.

Great Job!

Sage


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2uesday 6 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday. Author

Thank you pachuchu, I am looking forward to the spring flowers so that I can photograph then and share the pictures of them.


pachuchu1977 6 years ago

Beautiful


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2uesday 6 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday. Author

thank you Jerilee Wei and poetlorraine for looking at this hub and leaving a comment. Now I am looking forward to seeing what colours next year's new foxgloves will be when they flower.


poetlorraine 6 years ago

absolutely beautiful, just the kind of hub i needed thanks so much


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Jerilee Wei 6 years ago from United States

Spectacular photos and hub! I especially liked the foxgloves.


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2uesday 6 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday. Author

rosiegirl I have added the roses name to the hub photo of her and also some details from the plant label. Sorry about the delay in my response weather wet and windy and had to search for the label it had fell of onto the garden.


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2uesday 6 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday. Author

rosiegirl I sorry I can't remember at the moment. I will see if I can find her tag with her name on tomorrow, it is bucketing down with rain here at the moment. I know she was a birthday present and that I liked her because her appearance reminded me of Altbertine a rose I had in a previous garden. Albertina was a battle to prune and flowered all at once annd then nothing until next year. I wanted one that was better behaved this one stays where she is put Albertina wanted to take over. I will update this tomorrow.


rosiegirl 6 years ago

What is the name of your rose? She sure is a beauty!


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2uesday 6 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday. Author

Pleased you liked my flower photos, thank you samanthagardner. Now I am looking forward to next spring and summer to see what my garden can come up with.


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samanthagardner 6 years ago from Palm Beach Gardens, FL

I love the pictures. So springy! Thank you for sharing the images and content.


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2uesday 6 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday. Author

Thank you Meteoboy for your comment pleased you like the hub.


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meteoboy 6 years ago from GREECE

Very nice and cool hub.Thank you for sharing.


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2uesday 6 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday. Author

Thank you nikki1, your comment is very encouraging and welcome.


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nikki1 6 years ago

Great hub and pic.s.


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2uesday 7 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday. Author

Thank you Sheryld30 for taking a look at them; my flowers brighten my day.


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2uesday 7 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday. Author

Thank you Lisakprice pleased you liked them.


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sheryld30 7 years ago from California

Beautiful! Inspires me to grow my own. Thanks. :)


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lisakprice 7 years ago from Ohio

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Check out the photos I took of some of the flowers in my Dad's garden on my Hubs.

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