For years I ripped out inspiring magazine images of plants and landscape designs. These I tucked into manilla folders, referring to them often for guidance or just for a reminder of what is possible when it comes to that gentle tug between nature and humans known as gardening.
Digital folders are easier to manage, tag and search these days so I am posting a manilla folder of images for later reference.
This gallery is a collection about texture and color in the summer, ideas garnered from a walk at Duke Gardens yesterday.
Absolutely wonderful… I shall refer to this for ideas too. There is just so much! Not only textures or foliage colour, but the shapes of leaves too. Love this post! 😀
Oh great! Hope it will be useful. We can compare notes later. (And, if my garden ever starts looking like any of those pictures I will definitely post something about it!)
pbmGarden, You are QUICK!!!!,,,. just got my post up and out to the world and you read it, WOW …Thank You ;-}
I enjoy your blog–Wordpress Reader helps me keep up!
pbmGarden, your photos of the Duke Gardens are just GORGEOUS! I will have to one day invest in a nice camers. My shots, when I send up pictures, are done with a THROW AWAY CAMERS. I have been dragging my feet, because most of my images are hand drawn and colored by me.
Thanks very much Fred!
I wouldn’t have guessed about the throw-away camera. Mine is digital but not DSLR (hope to upgrade some day). But your wonderful drawings are the best!
Great inspiration, but I guess I’ll have to be a full time gardener to achieve this. My goal at this moment is not to turn my garden into a jungle.
I do enjoy looking! Gook luck meeting your goal!
I found I was drawn to all the tones of orange in flowers and foliage – a very useful memory page for inspiration. Christina
Same here Christina. I couldn’t get enough of those oranges.
Oh, I see that I wasn;t the only one drawn to the orange flowers. Strange, too, they are not usually my favorite. This is such a lovely walking garden.
Years ago I planted orange tulips and found them stunning, but they didn’t come back the next year (tulips don’t really overwinter well here); that’s my only flirtation with orange really. But these orange plantings at Duke the other day were my favorite too!
I forgot to say that I have digital folders for gardening, weaving, sewing, and quilting. Along with the paper ones I have been saving for years!
Sandy, that’s wonderful to know! I have done a small bit of weaving (mostly tapestry) and really loved it.