I love to garden, and I love cameras. Here are some black and white shots from my favorite garden to date, the 2009 edition which turned in to a tomato jungle. These were film shots on vintage medium format cameras using 120 film. A garden ought to be a place you enjoy, a place where you like to wander and think. The hogwire fence, low-tech and ugly as it might be, defined the garden space nicely, and made it its own world where nothing was allowed but peace.
I trained the tomatoes up some bamboo tripods but they soon required a bit more support. I eventually had to tie them to the fence and use bungee cords to strap them up. I did find many uses for the bamboo and would use the inexpensive poles again if I could get longer ones.
I hope this year’s garden takes on the same sort of fond atmosphere. I might need a nice wooden fence for that!