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Sow some flower seeds - If you sow some seeds now you have days of photographic opportunities to look forward to.
Photo by Jeff Silvers (cats_123).
We don't have any planting tips (we're not a gardening site after all) but we do have some tips for what you can do once your flowers have grown. You can get your 50mm lens out and snap some great macro shots of the flowers in bloom, making the most of the vibrant colours and shapes but there are other photographic projects too. If you have the time and patience you could do a time lapse series of a flower growing, blooming then dying but if you don't have so much free time try doing a shot an hour of a flower opening up for a day or even an afternoon. If you want to be slightly more macabre take your camera into the garden when the flowers are wilting or dead for a unique twist on the popular flower photography. Wild flowers also attract numerous insects and birds so you'll have plenty of opportunity to go on a garden photography safari. Also, before you sow your seeds, photograph them. They can look very, very interesting in an extreme close up, they're even good subjects for micro landscapes. Back in the garden, try putting a few garden tools into your scene. Shots of wheel barrows, gloves, spades and rakes will always make good stock.
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You've read the article, now go take some fantastic images. You can then upload the pictures, plus any advice and suggestions you have into the dedicated Photo Month forum for everyone at ePHOTOzine to enjoy.