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Garden Designs and Ideas With Flowers

Updated on August 31, 2016

Taking pictures of beautiful garden designs can be quite inspirational, to say the least. Who needs a regimented garden design when something that is a bit more wilderness inspired is just the thing. During the photo session for this hub, the kitten Stripey and the manx tuxedo cat Anastasia were adorable prancing around the garden, and they preened for the camera like models preparing for an important photo shoot. These two deft felines definitely keep the gophers at bay, which is something that is very helpful when gardening. Whenever I l look at pictures of flowers such as morning glories, I automatically feel calmer and at ease with the world. I will definitely be drawing some of these lovely pictures in the near future, and I am currently using a photograph of Stripey as inspiration for my new oil painting. When I create an oil painting I always like to have an outline photograph, and the features of Stripey prancing around the garden were very helpful when it came to drawing the outline of Maxx the cat for the painting. The old photograph of Maxx that I was working from was a bit blurry, so it was nice to have another photograph of a cat as a reference.

So if you need a break from the stress of your day, please feel free to join me in the garden for another delightful slide show filled with tomatoes, beans, and flowering plants. What are your favorite vegetables to eat out of the garden? I dream of eating tomatoes in a lovely salad as I glance through the photographs I took of this bountiful garden.

Nasturtiums come in bright colors such as red, yellow, and vibrant orange.  These add a tangy flavor to salads, or taste great on their own.
Nasturtiums come in bright colors such as red, yellow, and vibrant orange. These add a tangy flavor to salads, or taste great on their own.
A blue jay mobile sits in the garden.
A blue jay mobile sits in the garden.
Beautiful white flowers in a garden located in the glorious San Bernardino Mountains.
Beautiful white flowers in a garden located in the glorious San Bernardino Mountains.
Stripey walking around the garden.
Stripey walking around the garden.
Closeup of the white flower.
Closeup of the white flower.
Another closeup of the flower.
Another closeup of the flower.
Herbs and flowers would be lovely to sketch on this summer's day in the garden.
Herbs and flowers would be lovely to sketch on this summer's day in the garden.
The serenity and calm of this garden scene cannot be beat.
The serenity and calm of this garden scene cannot be beat.
Nasturtium in reds and orange always inspire me.
Nasturtium in reds and orange always inspire me.
Another lovely garden scene that I just had to photograph.
Another lovely garden scene that I just had to photograph.
A closeup of a squash flower.
A closeup of a squash flower.
Another white flower closeup, and I love the out of focus allure of this photograph.
Another white flower closeup, and I love the out of focus allure of this photograph.
Out of focus and lovely.
Out of focus and lovely.
Another closeup of a bee, which I have to admit are beautiful insects, even though I am quite allergic.
Another closeup of a bee, which I have to admit are beautiful insects, even though I am quite allergic.
Closeup of the white flowers.
Closeup of the white flowers.
Fuchsia colored flowers and rocks in the garden.
Fuchsia colored flowers and rocks in the garden.
Cayenne chili peppers will add exquisite flavor to the eggplant pasta dish I plan on making.  Actually I used some of these very peppers to make the dish.
Cayenne chili peppers will add exquisite flavor to the eggplant pasta dish I plan on making. Actually I used some of these very peppers to make the dish.
More pictures of the red and skinny cayenne peppers, which are truly amazing in their vibrancy and hue.
More pictures of the red and skinny cayenne peppers, which are truly amazing in their vibrancy and hue.
The solitary morning glory.
The solitary morning glory.
Another picture of white flowers.
Another picture of white flowers.

My favorite plant in the photo series above would be of the cayenne peppers because of their vibrant red hue. I love the spiciness these peppers lend to my dishes, and the pop of color inspires me to draw new pictures.

Another closeup of the light purple flowers.
Another closeup of the light purple flowers.
White bell shaped flowers with lovely brown spots on the inside.
White bell shaped flowers with lovely brown spots on the inside.
Purple bell shaped flowers.
Purple bell shaped flowers.
Chili peppers are delectable to eat.
Chili peppers are delectable to eat.
Clusters of chili peppers ranging in color from light green to vibrant red.
Clusters of chili peppers ranging in color from light green to vibrant red.
A morning glory closeup.
A morning glory closeup.
A picture of the morning glory from a bit more distance.
A picture of the morning glory from a bit more distance.
Another lovely picture of the garden.
Another lovely picture of the garden.
Nasturtiums and morning glories in the garden.
Nasturtiums and morning glories in the garden.
A closeup of the nasturtium.
A closeup of the nasturtium.
A picture of Anastasia drinking water in the garden.
A picture of Anastasia drinking water in the garden.
A closeup on Anastasia.
A closeup on Anastasia.
Anastasia is looking inside a planter.
Anastasia is looking inside a planter.
A closeup of part of Anastasia's beautiful black fur.
A closeup of part of Anastasia's beautiful black fur.
Bean plants in the garden.
Bean plants in the garden.
Closeup of squash plant.
Closeup of squash plant.
Another closeup of a squash plant.
Another closeup of a squash plant.
Stripey walking around the garden.
Stripey walking around the garden.
Another view of the bean plants growing in the garden.
Another view of the bean plants growing in the garden.
Looking at the bean plants in the garden.
Looking at the bean plants in the garden.

My favorite photograph from above would probably be the cats frolicking around the plants. Yes, I especially adore the image of Anastasia peering into the container. Also, it was quite nostalgic to glance at old photos of Stripey when she was a kitten, especially since she is a grown cat now.

Today when I go to make a salad I will dream of the leaf lettuce plants in the barrel I photographed above and wish my own container garden had some fresh lettuce leaves that were ready for picking. I adore the spicy flair that nasturtiums add to salads, and these are evocative of my childhood. I remember coming home from school to pick nasturtiums to put in salads, or just eat own their own.

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      SweetiePie 6 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Thank you A1flowers!

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      a1flowers 6 years ago from Mumbai

      Nice photos . Looks interesting. Thanks for this post.

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      SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Thank you coffee!

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      Susan Haze 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Wow! What a garden - the cats are cute too. You have some beautiful picture.

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