Sustainability is a core value to the garden we feature. In summer-dry gardens, those regions around the world with Mediterranean type climates of dry summers and wet winters, well chosen plants are sustained with little effort. Since we are a California company in a summer-dry region we especially want to encourage gardeners to use these plants and garden photographers to celebrate a distinctive aesthetic.

  • 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

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

    March 31, 2021

  • Seeing Shapes
    Seeing Shapes

    March 3, 2021

  • Paying Attention
    Paying Attention

    February 27, 2021

  • Exploring an Oak
    Exploring an Oak

    December 31, 2020

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  • December 3, 2020


    December can be the least exciting time in the garden and the most difficult month to find photos for a calendar.  It is particularly hard […]

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  • November 2, 2020

    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 […]

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  • October 16, 2020

    I have heard it argued that California does not have autumn. In fact, I do like to think of California as having only three very […]

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  • September 2, 2020

    After 3 years of working on this book, it is done, and just released in January, 2021. Gardening in Summer-Dry Climates from Timber Press is […]

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  • May 27, 2020

    The Covid-19 pandemic began as spring started, but spring was not cancelled – only humans needed to stop and think about our every move.  Public […]

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  • April 27, 2020

    Once upon a time, before the COVID virus kept us sheltering in the place, we might have spent an April day visiting gardens or traveling […]

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  • March 24, 2020

    Can’t get out to visit gardens?   Visit our Public Gardens photo galleries for a virtual visual reminder of the beauty to be found in […]

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  • March 18, 2020

    Professional flower photographer shares some tips from photo shoot

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  • October 23, 2019

    The Wildlands Conservancy opened the first phase of the Southern California Montane Botanic Garden at Oak Glen Preserve in San Bernardino Mountains in the spring […]

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  • October 15, 2019

    A recent report from the San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) indicates 7 trillion particles of microplastic are entering the San Francisco Bay per year through […]

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