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I don't know how many Salvias there are, but I am always finding new ones. I recently went to San Francisco Botanical Garden in search of winter flowers.  I knew the grand deciduous magnolias would be starting to bloom and the...

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Ruth Bancroft’s Legacy

When I first met Ruth Bancroft in 1992, she was already 86. Rounding the corner on an early morning photo shoot in her garden I...

Branch Patterns

For photographers working with fall foliage, the underlying structure of tree trunks and branches can provide subtle ways to hold photographs together. Here in California...

Fire Recovery Begins

The devastating Northern California firestorm that swept through Napa and Sonoma Counties in October left a scorched earth. The Tubb's Fire that destroyed thousands of...

Two Quince in a Tree

It is a great pleasure to be wandering in a garden looking for pictures, and a privilege when she offers fruit. These two Chinese quince...

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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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