garden photography

Frosted Camellias

– Posted in: Garden Musings, Garden Photography
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Even in California, frost causes problems.  And when it comes in early December it causes big problems. Almost every gardener I know here in the Northern part of the state pushes the limits of their garden.  It's California ! - it is our birthright to grow tropicals and tender succulents, plants that are barely hardy [...]

Rake at Rest

– Posted in: Garden Musings, Garden Photography

What is work in the garden ?  For a garden photographer in his own garden, work shifts as the garden speaks. There are times when the garden cries out for care, and the work is sweaty, grimy, intensely physical.  Then there are times when the garden sings and the work is quiet, aesthetically sensual, even [...]

Accents !

– Posted in: Garden Musings, Garden Photography

For a garden photographer there is nothing quite like a landscape architect who knows how to use plants.  Gary Ratway not only knows plants as well as any horticulturist I have met, he designs landscapes to show them off. His own garden in Mendocino, California is a showcase for garden design as landscape architecture, a [...]

Pumpkins !

– Posted in: Garden Photography, Garden Photography

The display of winter squash at the National Heirloom Expo is daunting for a photographer - soooo many potential subjects. This year I decided to photograph all the pumpkins. Grown by Durst Organic Growers, the main exhibit hall was filled with hundreds of fantastical gourds laid out in small groups on large rows of tables.  But indoors ? [...]