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Botanical Alaska

Botanical Alaska is a tour with Pacific Horticulture Society organized by Betchart Expeditions. It is a land tour of the native ecosystems and botanic...

Photographers in Alaska

On the recent Pacific Horticulture Society tour of Alaska everybody was a photographer. The Botanical Alaska tour was organized through PacHort, and unlike many of...

Western Hills Turns 60

Western Hills Garden is celebrating its 60th anniversary and having party May 25 and 26. Begun as a homestead in 1959 by legendary plantsmen, Marshall...

Orchids – Conservatory of Flowers

The San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers always has something in bloom.  There is one entire exhibit room full of delights, the Potted Plants Gallery,...

In The Garden

Sketches in John’s Garden

John Greenlee is known as the Grass Man.  His extensive knowledge of ornamental grasses and garden meadow making have led him to corporate commissions...

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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