The Pyramids of Potsdam

– Posted in: Garden Adventures, Garden Visits
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Basking in sunshine, while England gets a drenching, I’m in Potsdam (just outside Berlin) for a very brief visit as I have been invited by a group of students at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology to do a lecture for a conference they have organized. Looking at the list of other lecturers,[...]

Photo Overwhelm

– Posted in: Garden Visits
Alliums in the moor grass, Lurie garden

One of my first first lessons to students who take my garden photography workshops is about “seeing”.  If you don’t stop to think what you are seeing, what it is that excites you about a garden, then you will end up with a photo that will be little more than literally, a snapshot of time. [...]

Where To Find Inspiration

– Posted in: Garden Musings, Garden Visits
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I’ve never been remiss about sharing with other gardeners that some concepts seen in my garden haven’t been my  originally designs. To the contrary. Several years ago when Chris Woods (Ex-Director of Chanticleer) was teaching me about garden design and perennials, visitors to my garden would frequently comment on how my style of gardening reminded them of Chanticleer. Well, we both did[...]