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Colorful foliage

Colorful foliage

Any gardener who plans for year round interest depends on plants with great foliage.  Leaves have remarkable diversity, both in shape and color.  A big part of the art of gardening is learning how different plants look when planted next to each other. I have always loved gray foliage and silver variegation, but recently have become excited by some very showy plants introduced by the folks at Sunset. These glowing bea... Read More »

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Photo of Saxon HoltHello !  I am Saxon Holt and I have created PhotoBotanic as a place to share my 30 years as a garden photographer.  It’s all about celebrating plants through photography and I want you to find that joy too.  Poke around.  Learn what I have learned and see gardens through a photographer’s eye.

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In the membership area of the Learning Center I teach my garden photography workshops, offering lessons and feedback to those who follow this adventure into new publishing.  I appreciate your support.

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Outdated Photography Advice

Outdated Photography Advice

While researching for an article about photographing light in the garden, I came across the classic Kodak advice which came with the Baby Brownie Special Camera in 1948. “Outdoor pictures should... Read More »

A Neutral Background

A Neutral Background

When I have an assignment to shoot plants, it can be a challenge to find a neutral background.  Shooting for the plant development team at Sunset Plants in the demonstration gardens at Sunset publishi... Read More »

What color is purple ?

What color is purple ?

I photographed this Clematis ‘Niobi’ in my garden with my cell phone for my Instagram feed and was aghast when I saw the color.  It is supposed to be purple ! So when I got out my “r... Read More »

Leading Lines – Spring maple tree

Leading Lines – Spring maple tree

Traveling always opens my eyes up to new ways of seeing, and an East Coast spring was glorious.  I was able to photograph at Winterthur as the spring trees were unfolding. At first glance now, you mig... Read More »

Trees Unfolding

Trees Unfolding

I stood beneath the Pignut Hickory tree (Carya glabra) atop a hill at Longwood Garden’s Meadow Garden, transfixed by a mesmerizing pattern of leaves unfolding.  Tiny parachutes opening in front ... Read More »

 

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