A Post-Wild Garden Revolution

"The Hermit's Garden" by Kate Frey and Ben Frey at The Late Show Gardens

“As our climate changes, so must our gardens”.  So begins the description of the upcoming garden symposium in Santa Rosa, California, Changing Times, Changing Climate: Summit 2016 sponsored by Pacific Horticulture. Whether in California or anywhere in the world that we garden, this message must be heard. Whether or not we agree on the causes, or the timetable,[...]

An Allium for Every Garden


Having a perennial garden that blooms from spring to fall is every gardener’s dream, but having continuous color can be a lifetime challenge for even the experienced gardener. One of the most difficult bloom time gaps in the parade of flowers is often in late spring, after tulips dropped their petals and peonies are at[...]

A Tribute to the Oaks of California

California native Oak, flowering catkins, Rucsh Creek Open Space

The Cultural Landscape Foundation has given me the opportunity to showcase the Oaks of California. Recently I did some photography for TCLF, of the famed landscape architect Lawrence Halprin’s work at The Sea Ranch for an exhibit this is now touring the country. They asked me what I thought about the cultural landscape, and I chose[...]