Friday, June 6, 2014

Garden Photography - Dream With Open Eyes

Garden photography by Rosie Nixon
Do you take photos of your garden? I don't just take photos ... I grow photos!  and I've some exciting news to share with you.

A few weeks ago Elspeth Briscoe from My Garden asked me to write a blog post on garden photography.  Some of you may never have heard of this website before so let me explain a little more.  My Garden School is the worlds first online garden school where you can learn from the top professional experts; in your own home anywhere in the world.  Elspeth told me that I'd be in good company as internationally acclaimed garden designers such as Noel Kingsbury and John Brookes write for the website.  I have some of their books on my bookshelf!

Andy McIndoe is known to many of you here in the UK as a garden author,designer and broadcaster.  If you'd watched the BBC coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show this year you would have seen him speaking about the Plant of the Year Hydrangea macrophylla 'Miss Saori' on his stand at Hilliers Nurseries.  Andy is also the chief blogger over on the My Garden school blog so it's a real privilege to share 'internet real estate' space with him along with Elspeth.   

You'll need to click on this link to read my article: I Grow Photos where I ask fellow gardeners what it is about taking photographs of their gardens that appeals so much to them.   You're very welcome to reshare it too.

I grow photos by Rosie Nixon on My Garden
I grow Photos

Sunday, May 18, 2014

April photos from Branklyn Garden

April photos from Branklyn Garden
Today I'm sharing some spring photos from Branklyn garden that I took back in April.  There still were daffodils and hellebores in flower along with many rhododendrons, azaleas, erythroniums, trilliums, daphnes, viburnum, muscari and much more that you'll see as you scroll down through the page.

I took these photos in late evening - just like in my previous 3 posts Behind Closed Gates and Rare and Unusual flowers and Exquisite Woodlanders: Erythronium revoltum.  I was alone in the garden catching the final rays of sunlight ...

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Exquisite woodlanders - Erythronium revolutum

Erythronium revolutum spring woodland plants
There's nothing quite like seeing a drift of pink Erythronium revolutum at this time of the year. We're so used to seeing drifts of bluebells but a much rarer sight to see in spring is a drift of this pink blossom carpeting the woodland floor.  If you watched the BBC's Gardeners World or Beechgrove Gardens two weeks ago you'd also have seen these exquisite flowers featured on each programme. 


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