The best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for him there. ~George Bernard Shaw
Gardens are closely related to art. I have hundreds of photos taken in my garden which I use for reference, and of course flowers are creation of the greatest Artist. I can plan where to plant what to make the most pleasing effect, but most arrangements are accidental. Last year I loved the contrast between the blue green of a cabbage growing next to a maroon dahlia. Both plants were stuck in the ground as an afterthought.
This is one of my first paintings of an iris. I noticed a bug on the flower in the photo so for fun I put it on the iris. I may start painting irises again. I don't think I have enough.