Saxon Holt

Wild Flowers in Wild Meadows

Castilleja miniata - 
Great Red Paintbrush,  scarlet paintbrush, flowering wildflower, California native plant meadow

For most of the eight years I have been contributing to Gardening Gone Wild I have wanted to simply show wildflower photos. I have been enthralled by California wildflowers for more years than I have been a garden photographer. Indeed, my portfolio of wildflowers got me my first job as a garden photographer in 1984.[...]

Water Saving Yard Photo Challenge

Lawn substitute, no mow fescue meadow with path leading to seating area past bird house, Minnesota garden

I am reposting the announcement of the Water Saving Yard photo contest sponsored by the EPA.  Let’s get some entries and show that Gardening Gone Wild knows what a water saving yard look like !  On Tuesday I said: I hope all of Gardening Gone Wild’s Picture This photo contestants will join me in this EPA[...]

Meadow by the Lake

Connecticut meadow garden with native wildflowers; Larry Weiner Design

I absolutely love the sense of discovery that comes with exploring a garden with a camera.  I have learned to take it slow, to relish and be watchful, as every step changes how I see.  Every step could be a new picture.  Every step changes how the elements compose themselves. So a recent visit to see gardens[...]

Brooklyn Green Streets

Gardener's street sign, Hope,, Brooklyn

I didn’t expect to be taking garden photos when I visited my daughter in New York City, where she lives in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area – a “transitional” section of Brooklyn.  But for years Brooklyn Botanic Garden has been sponsoring The Greenest Street in Brooklyn as a neighborhood beautification program and it’s inspiring.  My camera phone[...]