Plants Illustrated

The fine art of garden photography. Celebrate plants and reveal their special features. Study the flowers, leaves, seeds, bark, and branches to make botanic illustrations and prints for walls and decor.

Plants Are Not Art

Plants are not art. So began a provocative Facebook post by Benjamin Vogt this past June 17. I did not have time to jump into the social media conversation that his post sparked, knowing I would say something too quickly,...

Toyon Extraction

I have added another California native shrub to the extraction series, Toyon - Heteromeles arbutifolia.  Extractions are photobotanic illustrations that are inspired by classic botanic illustrations done in a studio, but have the feel of coming from the garden, of...

What To Say About Trees

I have been thinking a lot about trees recently. My visit to Arnold Arboretum in October and a recent publisher's request for American tree images inspired a new gallery, American Trees. Whenever I post a new gallery, I try to...

Gingko Branch with Camellia

It is such a relief, a release really, when I can stop my crazy schedule and create something new.  Too much of what I seem to be doing these days is looking back at old work, reviewing stock photos...

Rosa ‘Apple Blossom’

It took four months to grow this picture; a single second in the garden to "see" it; and 8 hours of computer work to clean it up. The single second of seeing is easy to explain.  Last Saturday was a...