Beyond Drought Tolerance

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 habitat and no plant can live without water. No matter where a garden is located, anywhere...

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Sunnylands

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...

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...

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...

In The Garden

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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