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Yellow and Daffodils

– Posted in: Garden Photography

What we see and what we capture with the camera are often different; too often if you are not careful to photograph with intent.  What my mind's eye sees when I enter my garden this time of year are yellow daffodils. But actually there are only a very few. In my mind's eye I am [...]

November Bouquet

– Posted in: Garden Design, Garden Photography

Every year I garden in Northern California I am dumbstruck in November.  I do not have the words to describe what season this is. I put together a hasty bouquet yesterday while tidying up my home office for a client meeting in hopes that some flowers might distract from the piles of books, files, and [...]

The Waiting Game

– Posted in: Garden Design

Sing it Carly! "Anticipation, anticipation/Is making me late/Is keeping me waiting." Maybe Carly Simon was a horticulturist, because it strikes me lately that no one knows more about anticipation than a gardener. If you told me there's any pursuit that is more about delayed gratification, about waiting for green dreams to be realized, about being just plain [...]

Gardens of Alcatraz

– Posted in: Garden Photography, Garden Visits

I was recently invited by The Garden Conservancy to tour the Alcatraz garden project.  The Conservancy, in partnership with The Golden Gate National Park Conservancy, has spent the past 5 years restoring and replanting the barren and windswept old prison in the middle of San Francisco Bay. Talk about Gardening Gone Wild!  It is a [...]