Landscape Pictures with flowers

September 6, 2019
Ideas Large-size Garden

Growing up in Moscow, the photographer Anastasia Samoylova was exposed, from a young age, to the work of the Russian Romantic poets, whose ecstatic descriptions of nature helped form her early impressions of Russia’s geography. “Mountains were embedded into my memory before I ever saw them in real life, ” she said. But an equally influential source of nature imagery came from the cheesy stock photos of rainbows, waterfalls, and beaches from the built-in screensaver on her personal computer. “I could experience all those majestic vistas on the screen while being surrounded by the typical city landscape made of concrete and glass in real life, ” she said.

Samoylova’s series “Landscape Sublime” adopts and transfigures the clichés of nature imagery. To make her pictures, Samoylova starts by sifting through the millions of landscape photos that are freely available on Web sites like Flickr. She then prints the images, molds them into three-dimensional forms using props like mirrors and iridescent wrapping paper, and photographs her tableaus. The resulting images, each of which focusses on a single landscape feature—from tree blossoms to desert mirages—turn commonplace source material into complex geometric abstractions that have more in common with the experimental photography of Matt Lipps or Jessica Eaton than with the representational splendor of a traditional landscape photograph. Yet something of nature’s joyfulness and spontaneity is retained. “Just like a landscape photographer waits for the right shadows to occur, I build the space and stop to photograph it when the moment is right, ” Samoylova said. “It is always a surprise.”


Landscaping Tips

Though your home is your castle, there is no necessity to surround it with a moat. Here are 5 tips that will help you to make your landscaping feel more warm, welcoming and cozy.

1. Put some flowers nearby your entrance. Flowers make any area look more welcoming and attractive, so greeting your guests with Petunia, Snapdragon, Lily-of-the-Nile or some other garden flowers is always a great thing to do. What is more, to add some space between your house and the entrance, you can consider adding a little white fence. It will create an illusion that your front yard is bigger than it actually is. What is more, adding fence will create a great space for planting flowers to add some color and coziness.

2. Add rambling vines to make your yard look absolutely lovely. You can not deny that rambling vines always create romantic and even magical atmosphere. So why not to use this tip while decorating your yard?

3. To hide the unattractive driveway, consider adding some color, texture, and height. You can easily do it by adding various sorts of flowers. To start, create an island of green lawn right in the hub of a drive. Then add a couple of low boxwood hedges with flowers toward the back of your island.

4. If you want your yard to blossom and flourish bust still do not have enough time to maintain it, consider planting low-fuss lilies. Such flowers look absolutely gorgeous and come in the variety of rainbow hues, so you can pick the one you love most. What is more, low-fuss lilies do not care about the sort of soil, they love the sun and welcome hot, they do not afraid of drought. In other words, Crinums is an ideal flower for all those who are looking for low-maintenance solutions.

5. The last tip also touches the low-maintenance aspect. To make your life easier, group plantings into beds and islands. This will help you to avoid mowing and trimming around each individual plant, save a lot of time and even money.

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