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Cover Photo

– Posted in: Garden Photography
Stonecrop, Sedum spectabile 'Neon'

When the current issue of The American Gardener from the American Horticultural Society arrived I immediately read about my friend Neil Diboll of Prairie Nursery fame and saw the You Tube interview.  And then a nice story by Duncan Brine about naturalistic gardening.  With apologies to fellow GG Wild blogger Debra Lee Baldwin, I did [...]

Yellow and Daffodils

– Posted in: Garden Photography
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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
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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
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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 [...]