Digging In

Insight into garden design, photography and growing life.

October 25, 2011

Filling the Frame

One of my favorite regular reads is Gardening Gone Wild. About each month they have a photo contest in which other bloggers are invited to share their best submissions. I tend to be contest-adverse (too much pressure!), but Saxon Holt, one of my favorite photographers/contributors, was judging and had a great theme: Fill The Frame. Here's my entry. Since I had such a difficult time selecting my entry, I though I would share the other images I was debating between:

Loved this use of these decorative pots and the play of texture in this south Dallas garden - from this year's Garden Conservancy Open Days tour.

Since I was constructing my kitchen garden just before this tour, I was paying close attention to everyone's paving materials.

Isn't this reclaimed brick great?

A very colorful play on a Dallas icon, especially when painted on an unusual garden material. This was a very Industrial Chic garden.

Lovely lotus leaves.

The plant combo of the dark purple coleus paired with ornamental millet and colocasia was captivating me. So I kept trying to find the best way to showcase these plants. Found this great planting in the gardens at Cantigny Park, Wheaton, Ill.

Might have to plant some ornamental millet next year. Reminds me of crazy cattails. This was a purple variety. I imagine it had much more color earlier in the season.

Strongly considered this one for the contest. There were lots of great entries, per usual on GGW. The results should be interesting and enlightening.

Strong and simple purple coneflower. Another contender.

Similar to the entry, but this one has harsher lighting.

I almost entered this one, but worried it was a bit too static and formal.

Gardening Gone Wild's Picture This Photo Contest: Fill The Frame

I'm so indecisive. I need to pick a photo for one of my fav garden blogs' photo contest and it's now down to the wire. Which image says "Fill The Frame" best? Argh!