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Garden Photographer Vacation

Well, I have returned to active duty here at GGW after a rare and most pleasant summer vacation.  I went to New York City with only my point and shoot camera, not expecting any gardens – but I guess my eye can’t help but find flower subjects.

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Gardens of Alcatraz

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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. Continue Reading →

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Alliums to the Rescue

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Alliums ride in to rescue my garden every year about this time. The spring rush is over, the tulips, daffs and their ilk are gone by, as are many of the flowering trees and shrubs . The summer show has yet to get underway. There’s a kind of lull…except for the alliums, which from late May into early June raise their flowery orbs high, as if to celebrate their moment in the sun, that singular season when the lowly garlic clan rises to rule the garden. A carefully chosen selection of alliums might brighten the garden for most of the season–I’ve got one–Allium thunbergii  ’Ozawa’–in bloom nearly as late as Thanksgiving, but late spring is when three of my favorites are most welcome. Continue Reading →

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Flower Silhouette

Photo editors and art directors love to use silhouette photos, cut-outs that give a bold graphic look.  Recently an editor asked me if I had any bold flowers on black background.  Rather than going through my files looking for something to transform with Photoshop I decided to shoot a new photo.

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Garden Bloggers Bloom Day for January 2009

What took my breath away this month are the cut flowers and fresh veggies (some organic) sold in markets, road side stalls and garden centers throughout Israel.  Here’s a glance of what I saw yesterday at a market. And just to make you salivate a bit, I’ll translate the prices for you into dollars!

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Gerbera daisies priced at 19 shekels for one dozen. Price exchange in U.S.: $4.75 per dozen.  Continue Reading →

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