The Color of Flowers

Williamsburg™ Purple, Chrysanthemum indicum potted flowers on patio plant stand; Licensed Photograph © Syngenta

Have you ever chosen a flowering plant by the color in a catalog or plant tag ?  Since the color we see in flowers is subjective to the color of light surrounding it, how did the photographer know the true color to begin with ? This Chrysanthemum indicum is called Williamsburg™ Purple. “Purple” can mean different hues to different[...]

Creating A Cocktail Hour Garden

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Flowers and foliage that are white are especially noticeable as the sun goes down. Written by Guest Contributor, C.L. Fornari “It has been a difficult week. Your boss has been extremely difficult, or your clients self-centered, and your mother/best friend/spouse is clueless about how to support you. Maybe your furnace or A.C. has suddenly quit,[...]

Photo Contest at High Country Gardens

David Salman xeric New Mexico rock garden with silver foliage Artemisia frigida, Penstemon pinnifolius, Melampodium (Blackfoot Daisy) and Claret-cup cactus, Echinocereus triglochidiatus

Our friends at High Country Gardens are running a Spring Photo Contest.  Deadline May 31.  Gardening Gone Wild readers know about contests from our own ‘Picture This’ photo contests and should be well prepared to enter – and win. I gave HCG a blog post and free photo tips,  Six Tips for Good Garden Photography[...]

My New “Sensational Succulents” Coloring Book

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I’m proud and pleased to announce the release of my latest book: “Sensational Succulents, an adult coloring book of amazing shapes and magical patterns” published by Timber Press. The book’s line drawings, by illustrator Laura Serra, are based on my photos. The book doesn’t officially ship until June 1, but I’ll have advance copies available at the fourth[...]