Richard Massey submitted this photo he took from his garden. According to almost anybody can have a great looking flower garden if they follow simple steps: Know your garden. That means familiarize yourself with the area, the soil, the types of flowers you want to grow and the frost cyclel. Next create a color palette then add excitement with different hues and complimentary colors. Finally, get to designing. Keep in mind shape, repitition, layers and combinations.

Community Lens for Aug. 2

Calling amateur photographers!

Have you taken a great picture that you’d like to share with the world? One with action, great lighting and/or interesting subjects? E-mail it to Please no selfies, for-profit promotional pics, group shots or anything you wouldn’t want your grandma to see.

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