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High Summer Color
A well-crafted and tended mixed flower bed. It offers a mixture of colors, types of leaves and various flower types, with a background of vigorous grasses.
Green, Pink & White
Annuals fill an attractive pot with bright pinks, white and shades of green.
Wilmington Water Lily I
Yellow Water Lily in full bloom. The dark waters of the pond provide a dramatic backdrop.
Wilmington Water Lily II
The White Water Lily floats among red and green leaves, open to the warming rays of the sun.
Wilmington Water Lily III
Several Pink Water Lilies pose on a cloudy day. Overcast days reduce shadows, bring out colors and are helpful in garden photography.
Azalea in Bloom
Spring sunshine falls on blooms of this well-cultivated azalea bush. The color pink adds a vibrant note to the garden.
The scarecrow keeps watch over a herb garden as early morning light chases away the shadows.
Azaleas, grasses and some leaves present a calm scene in this private garden. Rays of the sun add another dimension across the background.
Southern Rose Garden
Roses flourish in the south. This formal garden is seen just before the roses begin their bloom. A walking path, bridge and mature trees complete the picture.
Tools of the Trade
The interior of a garden shed provides a glimpse of the tools used by one gardener. A mixture of antique and contemporary tools are displayed.
A private garden along Banks Channel, Wrightsville Beach, NC shown as a silhouette.
One of gardening's great joys is combining color, texture, blooming time and growing characteristics to produce a vibrant bed of flowers.
Several rosebuds combine for an abstract-realistic portrait.
Water Lily Pads
Water lily pads exhibit a certain elegance as they skim the water of a pond. While appearing quite delicate, the pads are durable and resistant to insects and blight.
Mature trees, blooming flowers and shrubs beckon the visitor to this public garden to sit and enjoy.
Tom's Favorite Rose
My favorite rose is called 'Marchessa Boccella,' introduced in 1842. It is referred to as a Hybrid Perpetual rose. With an upright position, medium pink in color, heavy fragrance and a "button eye" it is a winner! This photograph depicts the flower, bush and significant thorns which protect it.
Free at Last! Free at Last!
The tiny water drop adds drama to this flower portrait. The out-of-focus background completes the composition.
Pink Lily — Macro View
A single lily fills the frame.
Geranium Leaf — Macro View
A common geranium leaf gains drama with heavy dew across its' surface.
Parterre Garden I
The French introduced the concept of the four-sided garden. In this small private garden we see a contemporary adaptation of the idea.
Parterre Garden II
A bird's eye view of parts of the parterre garden, emphasizing the neatly tended paths, pots, small hedge, and fountain as central focal point.
Formal gardens like this one feature statuary, trimmed hedges, multiple focal points and are generally enclosed. Sometimes the flower beds are changed each month of the season.
Tradescantia with Buds & Dew
Tradescantia is a purple flower with upright leaves. It has a long blooming season from mid-spring to mid-summer. Attractive in a border or as a single clump. Likes partial shade.
Canna Leaf Abstract
The graceful curve of the leaf crosses the photo. A similar background completes a simple composition.
Canna Leaf with Water Drops
Just after a rain the drops seem to cascade down the canna leaf.
Mixed Flower Bed
A combination of annuals and perennials, this flower bed offers great color and texture contrasts. The gardener carefully chose plants with different heights and provided a backdrop of bushes and trees.
Cactus Bud — Macro View
A maturing cactus bud prepares to greet the morning sun. Dew remains, but not for long!
A mature espalier grows against a brick wall.
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