Seattle Workshop

I have always wanted to go to a destination workshop.  Now my friend and colleague David Perry has organized one in Seattle. I get to join him at Albers Vista Gardens on July 11 and we fully expect to have...

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Blocking Shapes in a Photograph

I often think of a photo composition as a combination of shapes linked together, like jigsaw puzzle pieces within the rectangle of the camera...

Camellia Time – San Francisco Botanical Garden

Winter is Camellia time at San Francisco Botanical Garden. The garden is renowned for its flowering magnolias this time of year but any visitor looking...
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Rain Water Capture – Proposition 72

It is great to hang out with activists.  My friend Judy Adler has almost single handedly created a new California initiative, Proposition 72 on...

Magnolia Time

It is the middle of winter, so it must be time for the Magnolias to be flowering in San Francisco Botanical Garden. The winter flowering...

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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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