I read recently on the Gardening Gone Wild blog that some of the pictures in garden magazines are ‘staged’ or stuffed with blooms to make the gardens appear fuller, bigger, better than they are in real life.
We all knew that was the case, so don’t be all shocked.
I’ll confess that I’ve staged something in my garden before, just once, to get a picture for my blog. I staged some pictures of some butterflies to make it appear that my garden was an absolute butterfly haven.
Perhaps you missed those pictures from June 2006? If so, here’s one of them.
Have you ever staged a picture in your garden for your blog? Added more flowers to make the garden look fuller? Staged fake butterflies on flowers? Borrowed all your neighbor’s flowers to put in your garden to make it appear more colorful?
If so, it’s time to confess!
But don’t get any ideas about staging your garden for the next Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day coming up next week already.
The idea of bloom day is not to try to be better than then next garden blogger. It is to showcase and highlight differences in gardens around the world, all photographed on about the same day. And even if you have no blooms in your garden because it is now cold and cloudy where you are, I’m sure there is something of interest in your November gardens that you can post as “bloom”.
No excuses, everyone should post for bloom day next week with as much or as little as is really blooming in our real gardens!
Note: No actual butterflies were harmed, injured, or actually involved in the pictures I took.