Gardeners strive for beauty. We work endless hours, season after season, and year after year. Designing, planting, and tending to our gardens. With the hope that we can capture some moments of perfection. Moments where we sigh and experience a sense of ‘something other’ than our regular state of being. Where the exquisiteness overwhelms us.
A couple weeks ago, on November 19, I photographed 9 plants in my garden that had orange fall foliage. Nine; one day; orange (not the yellows, not reds or greens); in my garden. I was thrilled. After years of planning my garden for fall color, I needed to get to work with my camera. I[...]
Written by Harry Pierik It’s always a treat to receive Harry’seasonal post and photos. They are a feast for the eyes. For more information on Harry, check out his website. Fran Sorin In this post, I want to introduce another garden I designed. Flower field right on busy shopping street. Barely a hundred meters from[...]
I fell in love with chasmanthium the first time I saw it. It’s a 3 foot tall, green perennial grass that emerges in the spring. During the fall, with its yellow- orange color and a backlit sun in late afternoon, it’s a star of the garden. It’s like a prairie setting in a movie,[...]
Gardeners are perfectionists. We give ourselves high marks for weed free, mulched, pruned, and manicured gardens. Now, don’t get me wrong. I love to flip through the pages of a glossy magazine gazing at magnificently coiffed gardens as much as anyone. Who doesn’t?