Archive : photographs

Jan 12 2012 by in Christine's garden, Gardening, Miscellaneous, | 12 comments

Spot The Red

Red leaves on Nandina pygmaea

Barbie alerted me to an amazing competition in  SA Garden magazine for gardeners called “Spot The Red photo competition”. The 1st prize is a Nikon D3100 DSLR camera and the second prize is a Nikon COOLPIX S3100. To enter the competition, gardeners are required to submit a photograph of a red item in their garden. The “red item” can be anything from a bug, a field of red flowers or a tree [...]

Nov 26 2011 by in Christine's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 8 comments

And the award for Miss Photogenic goes to …


Just a short while ago I was bemoaning the fact that everything in my garden seems so “white”, with white blooms everywhere and not much colour left, after the crazy flower-flush of spring bulbs had passed. Reviewing all the suggestions I was given of making my garden “pop” with colour once again, I decided I liked the idea of black petunias in and amongst all the white to create a “sophisticated” garden. [...]

Jan 17 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Miscellaneous, | 5 comments

Bragging about Roses


So I have to brag a bit here – thanks for the beautiful photograph entitled “Rose for you” that you sent me last night! Its beautiful – the rose and the photograph! For our readers … the rose is from Barbie’s garden and she took the photograph with her new camera and new-found talent for photography. How beautiful is it? As a lover of roses it was the perfect e-gift for me! [...]