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Gardening Is A Sacred Act

– Posted in: Garden Musings
Gardening Is A Sacred Ac

"Gardening is a sacred act. When you dig a hole in the ground, and feel the soil in the palm of your hands or as it crumbles between your fingers, you’re participating in a ritual that’s been taking place since the dawn of humankind. There's a rhythm to gardening that soothes our souls and awakens [...]

The Flower Silhouette

– Posted in: Garden Photography
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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.  It's the height of the season after all. Clematis 'Dr. Ruppel' has just coming into full spring glory, twining up into [...]

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 [...]