Saxon Holt

It Rained !

– Posted in: Garden Photography, Garden Photography
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While most of the country has been suffering under a brutally cold winter, we in California have been waiting for winter rains.  It has been brutally dry.  We have not had a soaking rain for 13 months. So you gardeners can imagine the joy  of our recent rains.  I spent each day this past weekend [...]

I Have Faith

– Posted in: Miscellaneous

To be a gardener, you must have faith.  You must believe you can coax life to bend to your will.  You are a god. This is a spiritual time of year, and a time to renew faith in God.  Whether a personal god, the pagan gods, or a god of doctrine and formal beliefs, true [...]

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 [...]