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Photographing a new Rose

– Posted in: Garden Photography
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A new rose takes years to reach the market.  The process of breeding, testing, analyzing, selecting, and then propagating enough to sell, and then marketing, all have timetables.  The rose above that I photographed for Star Roses two years ago with no name is now being released.  When I was asked to photograph this rose, all I [...]

Vacation in Maui

– Posted in: Garden Travels
Storm damage Maui - plumeria blown from trees

Was I just in Maui County, Hawaii ?  Was last week a dream ?  And are there really gardens there ? First, lest anyone be concerned that the hurricane that struck Hawaii last week ruined my family vacation, I can only post photos of the damage.  The plumeria trees shook off their flowers, littering the [...]

Lavender Harvest – Photo Shoot

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basket of harvested lavender in basket on garden chair

I have just started working on a new herb book and most of the photos need to come from my library, so I began sifting through the inventory.  Look what I found.  What fun I had shooting this lavender harvest. Lavender is an iconic herb.  There are entire books on the subject, but for this book there would [...]

Flowers for the Bride

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Annie's wedding flowers

Weddings and old fashioned flowers seem to go hand in hand.  So it is a wonderful new trend in the floral industry that local flower farmers are now being sought out as an alternative to commercial greenhouse and imported flowers. Even more cool, my daughter Annie found a local farmer in Virginia for her own [...]

The Flower Silhouette

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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 [...]