Some of the Photo Galleries I have shared on Hubpages
A Group of Various Garden Themed Photo Galleries
This is a collection of some pictures and more importantly links, to some of my favorite garden photo galleries that I have shared on Hub Pages over time. Anyone that knows me even a little bit, knows I have a soft spot in my heart for all things having to do with gardens and flowers.
Its a sampling also, of various galleries all in one, and there is a link to some of the others which include more flowers and plants and trees, if you care to see those. Some of my very favorite include ponds and lakes! As you can tell, irises have a special place in my heart, as my great Aunt and Grandmother instilled a love for these flowers in me from a young age.
This hub shares several different types of bearded iris that I love. The bearded iris are the large iris that have what could be termed little "beards" coming out of their center. I think they are amazing little works of art found in nature. One of my favorite photos is shown here. You will see little paths, and irises near and far.
As far as favorite trees and/or shrubs go, the Japanese Maples are among my favorites! They are simply stunning trees with beautiful leaves year round, except for the winter here. We were so blessed to have one of these planted where we are living now, and I simply love it!
One of my favorite things about this tree or shrub, is that it looks lovely in and prefers the shade. So, for shade gardens, they are sure fire winners! To see some more, click the link above.
What is it that is so special about bright yellow flowers? They remind me of sunshine, and joyful things. This one seems to share almost a light coming from the flower. So, from very dark, even almost black, to bright white and yellow, i just love iris rhizomes in bloom!
There is a special meaning to yellow flowers. They can invoke feelings of joy and lightheartedness. More than that, they are great to give to a dear friend. Friendship is celebrated in the giving of yellow flowers. That said, some love to receive yellow flowers from those that are more than friends. They can send a meaning of new beginnings and happiness, so really they are perfect for anyone at almost any time.
These are examples of various tropical flowers that I have come across and enjoyed over the years. There are a couple of reasons I especially love tropical flowers. One reason is that I don't live in a tropical environment, and never have. So they are more rare to me. Add to that, they are often so amazing, bold and bright, and just are full of life and beauty, that I am just drawn to them all the more.
Here you see one of my favorite, an orchid. I love these. Click on the blue link above, to see more if you care to.
I have been more familiar with Japanese gardens over the years, but Chinese gardens are a bit newer to me. Come see what I have experienced in my observation of Chinese gardens, as they are simply lovely in their own way.
It would be so awesome to have a neat gazebo, small pond or small falls in a garden in the backyard, decorated with rocks and everything else that helps to give meaning through symbols, in a Chinese garden.
This is a photo gallery focused on iris blooms that include more than one color in the lovely petals. To me, these are like little works of art almost. Hardly an artist can duplicate sometimes what mother nature seems to pull of on her own! I love the standard iris colors, but these flowers are simply amazing. Click the link to see more of these beauties.
When I think back in life, there doesn't seem to be a time when I didn't love a path, especially a curvy, intriguing path in a garden. This is an example of one of my photo galleries including different kinds of paths found in gardens that I have visited. I love the big stones they often use for paths. I have mimicked it a little in my own garden now.
These paths, combined with water features as shown in this photo, are simply a wonderful combination.
I love to frequent botanical gardens whenever I can. One of my favorite is the Missouri Botanical Garden in Saint Louis, Missouri. When I really think about it, I literally can't picture this garden without its lovely statues and sculptures found throughout the garden.
At first glance, you may not notice what a big part they play, but they really do. Add to that the lovely artwork that someone put into these beautiful sculptures, and they are truly something amazing to observe.
Yet another gallery, with nature being the focus here. Click on the link to see more. Shown here are yet some more various colors of irises in bloom. Nature is therapeutic almost, and so beautiful and calming to me, I could be out in it every day for a long time. All of these photos are special reminders to me of the beauty of nature.
Finally, we come to another focus, that being succulents in a photo gallery. I love both cacti and succulents, and you can see some of the ones I have taken photos of here.
More and more I am seeing succulents used with indoor gardens, even in bouquets. They are gorgeous actually!!
I hope you have enjoyed a mini tour of some of the gardens I have frequented, and thank you so much for stopping by.
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