No garden has ever thrilled me more than the O'Byrne garden. The careful plant selection of textures and foliage combinations become tapestries, at first glance haphazard but intricately composed.  It is a joyful place full of whimsy and surprise, yet...

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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...

Iris Uncluttered

Quite often when we want to take a picture of a beautiful flower other blossoms in the background clutter up the view. Our eyes are...


Sunnylands is a conference Center and gardens near Palm Springs, California. It was established by Walter and Leanore Annenberg to "address serious issues facing the...

Cropping A Crabapple

No, this is not a gardening tip on how to prune trees, it is about careful cropping of a photograph. I have been photographing these...

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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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