Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Art of Gardening-Garden Photos

Elizabeth Murray~"Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas." A garden can be looked at as an art form created for the enjoyment of those who appreciate it.   It is a window to the imagination and creativity within.   I started this blog in order to share my love of gardening and information about gardening with others.  That being said and through the inspiration from fellow bloggers I have decided to go out on a limb (garden humor!) and deviate from the usual.  Since gardening itself can be looked upon as an art I decided to take some of my favorite garden photos and do some creating. The process involved incorporating the photos into Paint Shop Pro and experimenting with the various art media effects.  This is what I came up with.  I have not been able to master the art of collage/montage, as of yet but here’s what I have so far.  Hope you enjoy the photos and thank you to all you creative bloggers out there who have inspired me to step “outside of the box” and try something new!  

Perennial Garden in Spring (Layering & Distortion)
Perennial/Evergreen Garden ( Layering, Brush Stroke & Warp Combo)

Cottage Garden (Brush Stroke & Soften)

Peony (Brush Stroke & Enhance)

 Garden (Brush Stroke & Enhance)
Cottage Garden ( Layering, Brush Stroke & Enhance)
Perennial Garden (Brush Stroke, Enhance, Contrast)

Color in the Garden (Layering & Brush Stroke)
Hosta (Brush Stroke & Enhance)
My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece. ~ Claude Monet

Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoyed this little bit of garden whimsy.  I welcome any comments, advice or tips that you may have to share.  Happy Gardening!


  1. Just lovely. I think my favorite is the hosta. Nice work!

  2. Oh, I will have to try to do that with some photos. They are really pretty! I love the perennial border. Fun post!

  3. Hello Lee, Your garden is beautiful and the effects you've used capture it so playfully. I especially love the rich colors of the first shot. Thank you for stopping by my blog and taking the time to comment and become a follower. I look forward to "seeing" you around the blogosphere!

  4. Thank you so much for your lovely comments! I am thrilled to get your responses. I am having so much fun playing around with different types of imaging on these cold winter days and it's nice to get some positive feedback!


Thank you for visiting. I love reading your comments and knowing you have been here, and will try to reciprocate on your blog. If you have any questions I will try my very best to answer them. As always...HAPPY GARDENING!


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