Bay Area (and Beyond) Succulent Designers

Purple Bike Wheel Vertical

At last fall’s Succulent Extravaganza, I had fun showing creative designs by members of the Succulent Fanatics, a Facebook group founded by San Jose master gardener Laura Balaoro. My presentation and ensuing YouTube video went over so well, I’m doing something similar at the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show on March 19. Designers whose ideas,[...]

Winter ? Not in a Garden Book


One of the great joys of being a garden photographer is the constant requests for beautiful garden pictures.  I never have to acknowledge winter.  While there certainly is beauty in winter, almost everyone wants to see gardens at their peak. Just yesterday, a client asked for an oversize photo to fill the back of a trade[...]

Six Sux for my Show-and-Tell

Echeveria agavoides 'Lipstick'

  Spring starts for me this year at the Fallbrook Garden Club in north San Diego County on Feb. 24. Guests are welcome, and all attendees will receive a gift plant courtesy of nearby Serra Gardens Nursery. I’ll show photos of beautifully designed gardens and do a show-and-tell of outstanding succulents from Serra.  Among them are:

Picture This Winners- Best of 2014

Photo entry for Gardening Gone Wild Picture This contest - Best of 2014

And the winner is …. Gardening Gone Wild, because we get to host this bit of fun and bring all these photos together.  The loser is me for being forced to limit the winners.  But I expected that, I have judged enough of these to know it is a tough call, and know most of[...]