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.
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[...]