I live in California. In summer I can plan a camping trip and never worry about rain. I don’t worry about my roses getting beat up in a storm and veggies love all day sun. But I need to irrigate all summer; and so does every farm and every garden – all summer. It doesn’t rain.[...]
Whenever I do photography workshops I visit the garden just before to get a head start on what the students will see. So it was with great delight I recently visited UC Berkeley Botanical Garden. My workshop is from my new PhotoBotanic Garden Photography e-book, the lesson on Composition and Balance, and I needed to see[...]
This will be a bit of a challenge. Photos are supposed to tell a story, so I present a series of photos without comment. The set up: I was in Hoyt Arboretum in Portland, Oregon looking to add two photos into my lecture “Finding the Photo”. I always try to add photos that are current and[...]
Roses are on my brain. Not only did Gardening Gone Wild’s own Fran Sorin just explain the process of selecting one of my rose photos for her new edition of Digging Deep, I just made a new lecture on roses for the ARS, American Rose Society, District meeting. Sometimes these blog posts just fall together. Not[...]
A new rose takes years to reach the market. The process of breeding, testing, analyzing, selecting, and then propagating enough to sell, and then marketing, all have timetables. The rose above that I photographed for Star Roses two years ago with no name is now being released.