Whimsy and Provocation

– Posted in: Garden Photography, Garden Visits
holt_961_039 garden bed

We interrupt the regularly scheduled garden photography lesson to bring you some breaking news.  While I was writing this lesson in The PhotoBotanic Garden Photography Workshop, controversy erupted. Provocation in the world of gardens and art !  National scandal in “hip, pretentious art” at the Berkeley Botanical Garden where an on-site art exhibit using recycled[...]

Why Sissinghurst Has Continued – For More Than 70 Years – To Inspire Gardeners From All Over The World

– Posted in: Garden Design, Garden Visits

One of the greatest collaborations in the making of a garden is that of Vita Sackville West and her husband Harold Nicholson. Here’s a peek at  Sissinghurst, one of the most famous and loved gardens in the world. For the history of Sissinghurst, visit The National Trust website. More about Vita and a love letter[...]

Photographing foliage

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foliage with cloned ajuga

A garden photograph is not simply a landscape photo taken in a garden.  It should communicate something about gardening, something that enlarges the viewer’s understanding and appreciation of gardens. This photo of fresh emerging, nearly chartreuse foliage of Rhododendron hyperythrum is a fine landscape photo, a nice leaf pattern with a sense of vibrant young leaves unfolding,[...]