My favorite garden pics of 2012

A quick heads up, this post will be a bit self-congratulatory for my liking. These are all pics I actually took myself (granted, anything great was most likely an accident).   
But then again, I am kind of awesome, so screw it. 
Here we go, a trip through the seasons:   
This best represents why I don’t cut down my perennials for the winter: 

This photo was taken at the Philadelphia Flower Show and it inspired me to some day design a garden with only ornamental grasses:

My attempt at taking advantage of lighting with this Hypericum:

Spring is in the air … and allergies too:

I have an unhealthy lust for Viburnums:

Love these Campanula blooms up close:  

An Allium bloom right before it “pops”:

The only Peony bloom that survived the deer this year.

I like how the bee appears to be holding on for dear life:

Just a cool ass looking macro shot of a bloom that you would never really notice from afar:

Just fantastic color on this Astilbe:

My best attempt at controlled chaos:

A reminder of why I love native plants so much:

I think this pic best represents my gardening style; ornamental grasses and native perennials:

Again, trying to take advantage of natural light:

I just like it, even if the colors clash a bit:

MMMMMMMMMMMM, ornamental grasses:

This makes the cut because my son actually took this one:

A Hydrangea bloom “aging” well:

How many more colors can we get in this Miscanthus:

Autumn and Hunterdon County, NJ – perfect together:

6 thoughts on “My favorite garden pics of 2012

  1. Linda

    Great job, John…
    You have inspired me to do the same…
    Before the year is out…
    I….too…John….LUST after Vibernums…

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

  2. Angie

    Those pics were well worth the ‘self praise’ you (and your son) captured some lovely shots.
    You have a beautiful garden John. I think you may have inspired me to do a similar blog – if I can find the time that is 🙂

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