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Garden Designs Photography

Updated on March 16, 2017

There is something tranquilizing about walking through a garden up in the San Bernardino Mountains. A human maintained garden makes the perfect contrast to the pine trees and other wild vegetation that abound on the surrounding hillsides. One thing I can tell you about gardening in the mountains is that it is not easy with hard clay rocky soil, and it often takes lots of digging and enriching of the soil to dig a proper garden. People who grew up in the Mid-West where gardening was easy because most anything you put in the ground grows on its own are often puzzled by the stubborn soil in the mountains of Southern California. You need to enrich the soil with manure and make a compost pile if you want gardening to work well for you here. Mostly I just love to take pictures of morning glories, squash plants, tomatoes, and assorted other flowers, so here these are.

Pink keys of heave and purple pansies look cute in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Pink keys of heave and purple pansies look cute in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Morning glorious bloom in the early morning as these trail up the fence.
Morning glorious bloom in the early morning as these trail up the fence.
Another picture of the morning glories, which look nice trailing up the wall.
Another picture of the morning glories, which look nice trailing up the wall.
Thick morning glories add interesting designs to your garden. These are beautiful flowers to photograph as well.
Thick morning glories add interesting designs to your garden. These are beautiful flowers to photograph as well.
More morning glories to enjoy.
More morning glories to enjoy.
Close up of a squash plant.
Close up of a squash plant.
The textures of the leaves on the squash plant are interesting to photograph or draw if you are a sketch artist.
The textures of the leaves on the squash plant are interesting to photograph or draw if you are a sketch artist.
The orange blossoms are delightful to take in.
The orange blossoms are delightful to take in.
The morning glory looks amazing surrounded by the squash plants.
The morning glory looks amazing surrounded by the squash plants.
The solitary morning glory is the focal point of this picture.
The solitary morning glory is the focal point of this picture.
The textures of the leaves add interest to this photograph.
The textures of the leaves add interest to this photograph.
Another great morning glory picture.
Another great morning glory picture.
The lady bug on the leaf is very delightful to look at. The shapes of the plant leaves in the garden are beautiful for photographing and sketching.  I admire gardeners, but I am much more of a photographer.
The lady bug on the leaf is very delightful to look at. The shapes of the plant leaves in the garden are beautiful for photographing and sketching. I admire gardeners, but I am much more of a photographer.
Slightly out of focus looking up at the trees above.
Slightly out of focus looking up at the trees above.
Looking at spectacular pink and purple flowers in the garden.
Looking at spectacular pink and purple flowers in the garden.
Looking at the tomatoes as these grow.
Looking at the tomatoes as these grow.
Another picture of the tomatoes with wind chimes in the mix.
Another picture of the tomatoes with wind chimes in the mix.
The owl is standing watch over the lovely tomato plants.
The owl is standing watch over the lovely tomato plants.
Looking at the bean plants trailing up the post reminds me of a real life Jack and the Bean Stock.
Looking at the bean plants trailing up the post reminds me of a real life Jack and the Bean Stock.
The brilliance of a yellow flower.
The brilliance of a yellow flower.
Another picture with morning glories in view.
Another picture with morning glories in view.
Another morning glory all by itself with light purple, blue, and deep purple tones.
Another morning glory all by itself with light purple, blue, and deep purple tones.
The bright color of sunflowers are quite cheerful indeed.
The bright color of sunflowers are quite cheerful indeed.
The majestic yellow color of the sunflowers make these the perfect subject for a painting, whether it be with paint or colored pencils.
The majestic yellow color of the sunflowers make these the perfect subject for a painting, whether it be with paint or colored pencils.

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    • SweetiePie profile imageAUTHOR

      SweetiePie 

      7 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Hi Om Parampoonya,

      I only have a small patio too, but might get some containers some day. I like to take pictures, that is all :).

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      Om Paramapoonya 

      7 years ago

      Lovely! These pics really made me want to plant some flowers. Too bad I only have one small balcony, not a big backyard.

    • SweetiePie profile imageAUTHOR

      SweetiePie 

      7 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Thanks for your comment Hello, Hello.

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      Hello, hello, 

      7 years ago from London, UK

      I love gardens, plants and flowers. You pictures are so inspiring. Thank you.

    • SweetiePie profile imageAUTHOR

      SweetiePie 

      7 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Agusfanani,

      Glad you enjoyed it.

      Aguvulpes,

      Yes the owl is a very good scarecrow for the birds.

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      Peter 

      7 years ago from Australia

      Lovely photos SweetiePie! I love the blend of the colors that the gardeners have achieved with the Morning Glory and the Sun Flowers. I believe that the Owl statues act as good scarecrows to keep the other birds off the veggies!

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      agusfanani 

      7 years ago from Indonesia

      Yeah, those pictures give me ideas how to make garden in a limited space using available plants nearby.

    • SweetiePie profile imageAUTHOR

      SweetiePie 

      7 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Thanks for all the nice comments on my hub everyone!

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      North Wind 

      7 years ago from The World (for now)

      I never thought of putting in the wind chimes with the tomatoes. Now that I have seen it, I am definitely going to try it with my tomatoes! The flowers from the beasns are so delicate I have garden peas and they are also lovely - a nice pink and yellow

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      Earth Angel 

      7 years ago

      Just lovely SweetiePie!!

      I am both a gardener and a photographer!! Thumbs up from me all the way!! You are doing a wonderful job!!

      Blessings always, Earth Angel!

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      dinesh c bhatt 

      7 years ago from India (Noida)

      Beautiful pictures!!

    • SweetiePie profile imageAUTHOR

      SweetiePie 

      7 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Hi Violet,

      My parents are really awesome gardeners, so I like taking pictures there. I love the morning glories too, and I have more photos for the next installment. Thanks for commenting :).

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      VioletSun 

      7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      I am also not a gardener, but enjoy pretty gardens. The photos you took are very nice, my favorite is the morning glory and the bright sunflowers.

      It was relaxing reading and viewing the photos, so glad you shared!

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