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.

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...

California Oaks

This will be an homage to the Oaks of California.  I love 'em. Thank you to The Cultural Landscape Foundation for inspiring me to showcase Oaks, a vital part of the cultural landscape of California. There are more than 30 towns and cities...
So, so many reasons to celebrate this manzanita on this rainy day. Mostly the rain itself.  We have had so little this winter that every drop is a relief.  The garden's spirit jumped up, as did mine, with the recent...

Autumn in Western Gardens

Traditionally autumn is illustrated with New England foliage but every gardener in every region knows a different aesthetic. In the West, with so many different plants that grow here, we can have both traditional and nontraditional autumn color. I did...

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...