Gardening Gone Wild

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 ? [...]

A Wild Vacation

– Posted in: Garden Adventures, Garden Photography

I have been on vacation.  No gardens.  No professional camera.  It was wild - which is where I learn the best lessons for gardening. If you have never been to Yellowstone National Park, put it on your bucket list.  Sure there are lots of people there during the summer season, but there are grizzly bears [...]