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.

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...

Harvard’s Glass Flowers

The famed Glass Flowers are part of the Harvard Museum of Natural History, a truly fantastic museum in Boston and is fully named The Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants. The collection has recently been cleaned and refurbished with new cases and crystal clear...

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...

Photos in the Rose Garden

From the ebook: The PhotoBotanic Guide to Photographing Roses, Chapter One: Working in the Garden Looking for photos is one of the great joys of garden photography.  It can be a meditative process, as you distill a grand garden experience down...

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,...