Your Garden from the Ground

Earth from the Air? – pah! sooo last week – what’s new is ‘Your Garden from the Ground’. I just love taking photos lying on the ground. The photos that you end up with are much more intense than regular shots. They really put you in the photo and make it seem like you’re really there, growing with the plants. Okay so maybe that sounds a bit hippyish, and it probably is, but I really like the results.

If you feel like it take a shot of your garden, allotment or balcony from the ground. Go on, do it. Who cares if the neighbours see. Tell them you’re slug hunting and you can see them better through a lens. I don’t know – make something up. Don’t forget to wear something you don’t mind getting grubby. The floor is nasty dirty – at least it is in my garden.

Send your shots to me and I’ll make a post of the best ones. Ooh now I’m excited.

22 Comments on “Your Garden from the Ground

  1. Oh I love lying on my belly and taking photos at the allotment. That’s one of the reasons I like being there on my own.

  2. I couldn’t get an e-mail through, but I posted a few photos on my blog of my garden from the ground up :) I enjoy your blog very much!!

  3. a frog’s perspective is always nice. imagine how devine strawberries must look!

  4. How fun! I can’t make up my mind which photo I like the best, so I’m emailing you two of them.

    My neighbors are used to seeing me doing odd things in the garden with my camera :-)

  5. Hi guys,

    So sorry that the e-mail address wasn’t working on the first post. Please try the one linked above. That one should work.
    Thanks – can’t wait to see the photos.

  6. You’re right, they’re great photos. I’ll have to try it some time, although my camera might not be as good as yours.

  7. Great photos. I just put in my raised vegie beds today and soil and compost tomorrow. I am going to try for some photos like these.
    Love your blog.

  8. I’m sending you one too, taking pics from that angle is one of my fav ways to look at the garden. Eye level, I see so much more that is going on than just the usual scan might show…. and besides, its fun!

  9. Your photography was something that struck me when I first found your site. Not only is it very attractive, but I find a worm’s eye view of your plants quite informative for this newbie gardener.

  10. You’re right. The photos look great from that angle, but then I think all the photography on your blog is great. I’m rubbish with a camera!

  11. I love your photos too! Have passed your details on to 3 people since I discovered your blog last week and they all agree. You can really feel the passion for what you’re doing – very inspirational, thank you.

  12. Hi,

    I have followed, or lurked is more like it, for a long time. I would love to send a worms eye view to you.

    I shall take pics today or tomorrow and try to choose!

    Keep up the great work……I love your blog.


  13. Oooh. Can’t wait to play this game.

    I have a complaint though: Where are the weeds in your pictures? You are making the rest of us (or me at least) look very sloppy!

  14. Now I’m wondering if I haven’t planted my onions and shallots a bit too close together! One of the best things about the garden is lying on your back in it – I’ll send you a picture I took recently of what I could see from there.

  15. Whats all that leaf litter in the radish patch…. did that come with the manure you bought or is that from some compost heap? My manure contains wood chippings, sand, etc which makes me wonder!

  16. I totally agree about crawling on the ground and taking piccies. It makes everything look much bigger and you notice things when you’re gazing fondly at the photos later. Like the slug on my rhubarb which I didn’t notice at the time, but is a monster on my screen. AAAAaaaargh!

  17. Rooster – The leaves are from the massive ivy vine that is growing along the top of the wall. You can see it in the background of the photo with the mini-greenhouse. It sheds its leaves in Autumn and they fall all over the garden. I ‘could’ pick them out but it would take me a very long time :)

    The ivy used to cover the whole wall but I cut it back so that I could grow some fruit against the wall.

  18. Hi Stephanie, the trick with onions is to plant them at least the width of your hoe apart (you can go wider for super big onions if you like). One year I planted them too close and couldn’t get my hoe in there to weed – I had to do it by hand which was very tedious.

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  20. Hi. I haven’t missed a post since Jan. I love your site. The “ants'” point of view angles are awesome…can’t wait to see all the pics…

  21. I love taking pictures from obtuse and weird angles – they always look really good, especially if you can get the camera focused to blur out the background.

    One question though – how long did you spending weeding before taking those shots? ;)