Saxon Holt

Rose Bouquets

Rose bouquet with pink rose 'First Prize' with floral wallpaper background

Gardening Gone Wild readers:  help me decide which photos to include in my new rose book. There are several sections to the book, explaining how to photograph roses in gardens and as close-up illustrations, but the section on bouquets has too many photos – or maybe not.  Help me out. There are so many ways to make beautiful photos[...]

Favorite Photos of 2015

Liriodendron tulipifera - Tulip poplar tree sprint leaves unfolding on tall trees with bue sky (Mount Cuba Center) Delaware

I thought selecting my favorite photos of 2015 would be easy for my final Gardening Gone Wild  post of the year. That is, until I had to actually narrow down the choices. What follows are surely 10 of my favorite photos, but I can’t say they are my absolute favorites – my overall list is 26. This is a[...]

The Spirit of Christmas

Christmas cookie at San Dominico School

Be it known that I love cookies so, alleluia!, the holidays are here. Now that I have your attention I want to talk about Christmas, not the “holidays”.  I love the spirit of Christmas, the coming of Jesus. There, I have said it.  I also like the wisdom of Epicurius, Lau-Tzu, and Jefferson, but now it is[...]

Photos for an Exhibition

Garden path through arbor with Eden rose.

I have just finished a series of 16×24 photographs for an exhibition.  An art buyer, working for an interior decorating firm, requested these 11 vertical photographs for a hospital patient waiting room. The request came out of the blue – I had never worked with this art buyer, and I had never printed any of[...]

Photographing Roses

Wide garden border with bi-color red rose Large-Flowered Climbing Rose (Rosa ) 'Fourth of July'

I am starting a new book;  The PhotoBotanic Guide to Photographing Roses.  And just like my other e-books, the readers of Gardening Gone Wild are the guinea pigs, err, I mean get to read it here first. The book begins with photographing roses in garden: Working in the Garden.  Later chapters will talk about photographing[...]