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    It is now winter and the Aloe arborescens are blooming. In San Francisco Botanical Garden there are grand plantings of them in both the South […]

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    De(light)ful Trees

    December 1, 2021

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    Photo Tips – Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden

    March 31, 2021

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    March 3, 2021

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  • Dry Reservoirs
    Dry Reservoirs

    November 2, 2021

  • Photo Tips – Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden

    March 31, 2021

    Some garden photography tips are timeless, some are a matter of knowing what to see, and others use the magic of the digital age.

  • Seeing Shapes

    March 3, 2021

    “Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.” – Ansel Adams. Whenever I look for photos, I […]

  • Paying Attention

    February 27, 2021

    “Paying attention is a form of reciprocity with the living world, receiving the gifts with open eyes and open heart.” Robin Wall Kimmerer Braiding Sweetgrass. […]

  • Exploring an Oak

    December 31, 2020

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    Says Mary Oliver: “Ordinarily, I go to the woods alone, with not a single friend, for they are all smilers and talkers and therefore unsuitable. […]

  • December Photos

    December 3, 2020

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    December can be the least exciting time in the garden and the most difficult month to find photos for a calendar.  It is particularly hard […]

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Light In The Garden

  • De(light)ful Trees
    De(light)ful Trees

    December 1, 2021

  • Solstice Light: 38° 7′ 32″ N and 122° 31′ 55″ W
    Solstice Light: 38° 7′ 32″ N and 122° 31′ 55″ W

    December 26, 2016

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  • Using Light for Flower Photography
    Using Light for Flower Photography

    August 15, 2016

  • Dawn’s Early Light
    Dawn’s Early Light

    July 11, 2016

  • Learning to Read the Light
    Learning to Read the Light

    November 15, 2015

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    Photographing the Light

    June 20, 2015

Plants Illustrated

  • Aloe Photos
    Aloe Photos

    January 7, 2022

  • December Photos
    December Photos

    December 3, 2020

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  • Autumn in Western Gardens
    Autumn in Western Gardens

    November 2, 2020

  • What To Say About Trees
    What To Say About Trees

    December 19, 2016

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  • Harvard’s Glass Flowers
    Harvard’s Glass Flowers

    October 24, 2016

  • California Oaks
    California Oaks

    September 11, 2016

Gardens to Visit

  • Photo Tips – Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden
    Photo Tips – Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden

    March 31, 2021

  • Public Gardens in the Pandemic

    May 27, 2020

    The Covid-19 pandemic began as spring started, but spring was not cancelled – only humans needed to stop and think about our every move.  Public […]

  • Southern California Montane Botanic Garden

    October 23, 2019

    The Wildlands Conservancy opened the first phase of the Southern California Montane Botanic Garden at Oak Glen Preserve in San Bernardino Mountains in the spring […]

  • Botanical Alaska

    September 18, 2019

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

Summer Dry

  • Summer-Dry Project – Book Release
    Summer-Dry Project – Book Release

    September 2, 2020

  • The Summer-Dry Project

    October 2, 2019

    The Summer-Dry Project has an all encompassing mission to help gardeners have success in summer-dry climates. The project evolved from a catchy phrase attempting to refine […]

  • Beyond Drought Tolerance

    September 15, 2018

    Do we really want drought tolerant plants for our gardens ?  Let’s look for climate tolerant plants. All plants are drought tolerant in their native […]

  • The Summer-Dry Garden Book

    September 2, 2018

    The new book is well underway.  A new book ?! The Summer-Dry Garden (Timber Press 2019) will update and replace Plants and Landscapes for Summer-Dry Climates […]