• September 2, 2018

    The new book is well underway.  A new book ?! The Summer-Dry Garden (Timber Press 2019) will update and replace Plants and Landscapes for Summer-Dry Climates […]

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  • August 31, 2018

    God creates gardens. Whether you consider God to be a benign Overseer, or Nature, or Gaia, or things Unexplained, the beauty we gardeners see in […]

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  • June 3, 2018

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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 […]

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  • April 2, 2018

    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 […]

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  • March 28, 2018

    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 […]

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  • March 21, 2018

    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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  • March 17, 2018

    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 […]

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  • March 15, 2018

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

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  • February 26, 2018

    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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  • Stone garden installing cisterns in water conserving Southern California garden; design Urban Water Group

    February 11, 2018

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

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