Why You Should Read The 50 Mile Bouquet: Q and A with Debra Prinzing

– Posted in: Garden Plants, Sustainable Gardening

The 50 Mile Bouquet is one of those books that gardeners (and those who love flowers) should have on their bookshelves. Debra Prinzing has done a stupendous job of inspiring and educating us about the slow flower movement. David Perry’s photographs….as always….don’t disappoint. They capture the sumptuous beauty of the flowers and the emotions on[...]

Finding Frost

– Posted in: Edible Organic Gardens, Garden Photography
lynmar garden waking on a cold morning

When we go out into the garden to take pictures, we don’t always find what we expect.  So don’t get locked into seeing what you want to see.  See what is. When my friend Kate Frey suggested I might want to photograph the tapestries of winter vegetables she planted at Lynmar Winery I could hardly[...]


– Posted in: Sustainable Gardening

Normally I would Tweet or link to this article on Facebook. Perhaps you’ve already read about this on another garden blog. In case you didn’t though, this is BIG news. Please pass on to your friends and colleagues……Fran Sorin Law of Mother Earth expected to prompt radical new conservation and social measures in South American[...]

The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation

– Posted in: Garden Plants, Sustainable Gardening

Note from Fran: We’re thrilled to welcome a new Guest Contributor to GGW, Chris Woods. Over the course of his twenty year tenure at Chanticleer, Chris transformed what was one a private estate garden into an exuberant, knock your socks off  public pleasure garden. After stints as Executive Director of  Mendicino Coast Botanical Garden,  Van Dusen Botanical Garden, Ojai[...]