Redbuds in Bloom

The California Redbud trees (Cercis occidentalis) are in bloom at UC Davis Arboretum. The Warren G. Roberts Redbud Collection along the Putah Creek path that winds through the Arboretum is a fantastic testimony to this California native tree.  Redbuds are...

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Leaning Pine Arboretum

I have been visiting Leaning Pine Arboretum for years, and it has become one of my favorite gardens. For a California garden photographer, seeking landscape...

Foggy Mornings

On winter mornings after rain, fog oozes from the earth. The cool air cannot hold all the moisture the ground wants to release, so it...

Salvia wagneriana

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...

Tilting Trees

Have you ever taken a picture of a trees where it looks like they are falling backwards and leaning in ? This is due to...

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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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