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...

Sacramento Cemetery Roses

I found an old friend in Sacramento's Old City Cemetery this spring.  I visited the cemetery to help the local Rose Society preserve the historic rose collection found there.  The roses form a collection of found roses from old homesteads and cemeteries...
My excuse to visit the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles has nothing to do with the inside of the recently renovated museum.  I wanted to see the new Nature Gardens now that they were filling in. My friend Carol Bornstein is...

Winter Trees

The Regional Parks Botanic Garden just may be my favorite garden.  I may change my mind on the next garden I visit when spring comes, but after yesterday's visit, I am  once again, totally enthralled. It's January, the dead of...
The Rio Grande Botanic Garden in Albuquerque, New Mexico has a most clever Children's Garden.  Short of actually being in a garden, where kids can plant (play in the dirt) and harvest their own snacks, this place is sure...

Photo Overwhelm

One of the biggest lessons for students who take my garden photography workshops is about “seeing”.  If you don’t stop to think what you are really seeing, what it is that really excites you about a garden, then you will...