We expect summers to be dry here in California. It’s a summer-dry or Mediterranean climate of wet winters and rainless summers. Gardeners learn to adapt and use plants that are native to summer-dry climates. But this year is particularly hard on gardeners because it is particularly dry . We have not had rainy winters recently,[...]
I have just started working on a new herb book and most of the photos need to come from my library, so I began sifting through the inventory. Look what I found. What fun I had shooting this lavender harvest.
It is such fun to enter a botanic garden with no expectations, not knowing what, or if, there will be anything to photograph. I was in New Mexico recently, among other things photographing the Domenici Courthouse, a Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES™) project. SITES™, the landscape equivalent of LEED, now has projects becoming certified and I[...]
When you want to photograph a garden get inside it. By this I don’t mean walk off the street and step inside the fence, or move from the backyard patio onto the lawn or path. Immerse yourself in the garden, get under a tree, look through a gate, get behind a bench. By doing this you will give your[...]
Weddings and old fashioned flowers seem to go hand in hand. So it is a wonderful new trend in the floral industry that local flower farmers are now being sought out as an alternative to commercial greenhouse and imported flowers. Even more cool, my daughter Annie found a local farmer in Virginia for her own[...]