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Photos that Provoke and Intrigue

This photo of tall succulents in a narrow bed against a white stucco wall was taken in bright sun to accent the shadows. The intriguing composition is meant to provoke thinking about plant design and sun light.

A good garden photo is more than a nice composition, it should tell a story.  Sometimes the story is no more than communicating good garden technique, for which all our lessons thus far on composition, balance, framing, and light help the photographer concentrate on simply expressing garden appreciation. Continue Reading →

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Gardening Gone Wild’s Redesign Plus a Giveaway

Welcome to GARDENING GONE WILD’S redesign!

This time around, we’ve gone for an elegant and simple look. We’ve made sure that the site is more user friendly which means it’ll be easier for you to navigate.

A huge thank you goes to Steve Asbell who created the magnificent illustration of the passiflora on the header. Steve will be writing a Guest Post for GGW about the process he went through from the first time we spoke to what you’re seeing on the header today.

fro Tulips Orange Brilliant, Apricot Impression & Narcissi Golden Du

Some exciting news! In honor of our celebration, Longfield Gardens is giving away $100. gift certificates to 5 lucky winners.

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Composition 101- Fill the Frame

Well, here we go.  Join me here as the book unfolds.  The PhotoBotanic Garden Photography Workshop is being written one post at a time – starting here.

Long time readers of Gardening Gone Wild will know I have been writing about garden photography for almost 5 years.  Now its time for a book, an e-book that will re-organize and greatly expand on what you can find here.  All my posts have been tagged The Camera Always Lies and I will be pulling from some of my favorites for inspiration.

Begin at the beginning; section one of the book:  Good Garden Photography.

I have a workshop lecture entitled “Good” Garden Photography.  “Good” being high-lighted because a good photo to a journalist is not just about aesthetics.  My job as a garden photographer is not simply pretty pictures, it is about illustrating, informing, and inspiring.  I am a gardener myself, I want gardeners to have success.  That is how I see my job and you can re-read my Photographer’s Rant (October 2007) and the ‘camera always lies’ dilemma of portraying real gardens in the media.

But the workshop lecture begins with “purdy” pictures and that is how this adventure begins.  Lesson 1.1: Composition – Fill the Frame. Continue Reading →

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Why We Want You Involved In The Revamping of Gardening Gone Wild

Rebirth in the garden is magical. And so is the rebirth of a blog.

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Exciting changes are happening at GGW that have been brewing for several  months.  We want your input as we go through the process.

Saxon, Debra, Noel, and I  love sharing our passion, expertise, and connecting with you.

We write for you. Pure and simple.

That’s why we want your thoughts.

We want you to tell us how we can improve Gardening Gone Wild. What topics do you want more of? We’re eager for your constructive criticism.

So sharpen up your pens (figure of speech) and get writing. We’re counting on you!


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Moss Man

Hidden in the Oregon Woods

Oregon woodland garden

Moss Man surveys Beth’s garden

Moss Man survey's garden Continue Reading →

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