The first time Jay and I went to England we spent a week together at Oxford, he was there for a conference, I was there as his spouse. We stayed "In College" at St. Edmonds, giving me a pass that granted me entrance to almost everything on campus. I spent a couple of hours in a fantastic garden - it was August - taking close up of photos of flowers in bloom. A friend of ours who was an avid gardener was buying her first house, a housewarming gift from us was a framed series of prints from that afternoon.
It is often worth the time to slow down, focus, fiddle with the lighting, flowers are nature's show offs. The spectacular display of colors and softness, attract pollinators essential for plant reproduction. At the risk of being cited by Google for adult content, we are photographing plant $#x in all its glory. Plants at the peak of their reproductive attractiveness.