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It seems to happen overnight - the tree bark on Madrones and Manzanitas breaks and peels back. If you are in just the right spot on a hot Summer day in the California coastal woodlands the crackling you hear is...

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San Francisco Botanical Garden Workshop

The new garden photography workshops at San Francisco Botanical Garden include a visit with a sectional gardener to help us appreciate what we are seeing. The...

Carrizo Plain Panoramas

I suspect that anyone who loves wildflowers heard about the super bloom in California this year.  After five years of drought and dry winters,...

Garden Photography Workshops

Garden photography workshops are a great excuse to get serious about your photography and hang out with a pro. You are in a beautiful setting. You...

de Anza Expedition in Anza-Borrego

On March 15, 1774 and December 24, 1775 Juan Bautista de Anza, leading expeditions from Mexico into Alta California, camped in Coyote Canyon in...

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Better than Lawn

A gardener visiting Minnesota in the summer discovers a climate that revels in big beautiful native perennials.  The influences of the northern prairie can be seen in...

Tough Plants – Tough Climates

I try to treat every garden I visit with a sense of wonder, open to what it reveals, always looking for photographs to present...

Leading into Natives

Native plant gardens are often hard to photograph.  Many native gardeners care more about the plants and habitat than the aesthetics.  This is perfectly...

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