PLANTS CELEBRATED

We love plants. In the five sections of Plants Celebrated we present plants to be enjoyed, preserved, and studied. Learn how to capture the magic and beauty of plants in photographs and celebrate them in gardens.

Gardens to Visit

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  • Photo Tips – Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden
    Photo Tips – Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden

    March 31, 2021

  • Public Gardens in the Pandemic
    Public Gardens in the Pandemic

    May 27, 2020

  • Southern California Montane Botanic Garden
    Southern California Montane Botanic Garden

    October 23, 2019

  • Botanical Alaska
    Botanical Alaska

    September 18, 2019

  • The Transplanted Gardener – Matthew Stephens
    The Transplanted Gardener – Matthew Stephens

    March 1, 2019

  • The O’Byrne Tapestry Garden
    The O’Byrne Tapestry Garden

    November 1, 2018

In The Garden

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  • Autumn in California
    Autumn in California

    October 16, 2020

  • Tallgrass Prairie Rhizosphere
    Tallgrass Prairie Rhizosphere

    June 29, 2017

  • Sketches in John’s Garden
    Sketches in John’s Garden

    May 10, 2016

  • Better than Lawn
    Better than Lawn

    July 30, 2015

  • Tough Plants – Tough Climates
    Tough Plants – Tough Climates

    February 13, 2015

  • Leading into Natives
    Leading into Natives

    June 6, 2012

Light In The Garden

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  • De(light)ful Trees
    De(light)ful Trees

    December 1, 2021

  • Solstice Light: 38° 7′ 32″ N and 122° 31′ 55″ W
    Solstice Light: 38° 7′ 32″ N and 122° 31′ 55″ W

    December 26, 2016

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  • Using Light for Flower Photography
    Using Light for Flower Photography

    August 15, 2016

  • Dawn’s Early Light
    Dawn’s Early Light

    July 11, 2016

  • Learning to Read the Light
    Learning to Read the Light

    November 15, 2015

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  • Photographing the Light
    Photographing the Light

    June 20, 2015

Plants Illustrated

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  • Aloe Photos
    Aloe Photos

    January 7, 2022

  • December Photos
    December Photos

    December 3, 2020

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  • Autumn in Western Gardens
    Autumn in Western Gardens

    November 2, 2020

  • What To Say About Trees
    What To Say About Trees

    December 19, 2016

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  • Harvard’s Glass Flowers
    Harvard’s Glass Flowers

    October 24, 2016

  • California Oaks
    California Oaks

    September 11, 2016

Summer-Dry

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  • Summer-Dry Project – Book Release
    Summer-Dry Project – Book Release

    September 2, 2020

  • The Summer-Dry Project
    The Summer-Dry Project

    October 2, 2019

  • Beyond Drought Tolerance
    Beyond Drought Tolerance

    September 15, 2018

  • The Summer-Dry Garden Book
    The Summer-Dry Garden Book

    September 2, 2018

  • Leaning Pine Arboretum
    Leaning Pine Arboretum

    January 27, 2018

  • Ruth Bancroft’s Legacy
    Ruth Bancroft’s Legacy

    December 1, 2017

Nature’s Inspiration

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  • Paying Attention
    Paying Attention

    February 27, 2021

  • Exploring an Oak
    Exploring an Oak

    December 31, 2020

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  • Bioswales and Green Infrastructure
    Bioswales and Green Infrastructure

    October 15, 2019

  • Antelope Valley Poppy Preserve
    Antelope Valley Poppy Preserve

    April 1, 2019

  • A California Forest in Autumn
    A California Forest in Autumn

    October 30, 2018

  • Oak Ghosts, Skeletons, and Recovery after the Fire
    Oak Ghosts, Skeletons, and Recovery after the Fire

    December 20, 2017