Glass Flowers of Harvard

– Posted in: Garden Photography, Garden Travels
Glass Flowers Exhibit Harvard Museum of Natural History

The Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants, popularly know as the Glass Flowers is in the Harvard Museum of Natural History, a fantastic, fantastic museum in Boston. The exhibit has recently been cleaned and refurbished and with new cases with crystal clear glass and organized by plant family to enhance it as a teaching tool [...]

Are Plants Art ?

– Posted in: Garden Musings, Garden Photography
California purple sage Salvia leucophylla 'Point Sal' in garden with California native plants, Torgovitsky

"Plants are not art". So began a provocative Facebook post by Benjamin Vogt. I did not have time to jump into the social media conversation that his post sparked, knowing I would say something too quickly, too passionately, or misunderstood. Benjamin is a friend of mine and a friend of Gardening Gone Wild .  His [...]

Photos for an Exhibition

– Posted in: Garden Photography
Garden path through arbor with Eden rose.

I have just finished a series of 16x24 photographs for an exhibition.  An art buyer, working for an interior decorating firm, requested these 11 vertical photographs for a hospital patient waiting room. The request came out of the blue - I had never worked with this art buyer, and I had never printed any of [...]

What I See

– Posted in: Garden Design, Garden Photography
pink flowers Camellia sasanqua 'Kanjiro' for m'eyes recuperating

Where do I begin to describe the wonders that I see?  My world is new and changing daily. The following set of photos were taken a few weeks ago, between the two eye surgeries. I began with this Camellia sasanqua 'Apple Blossom' quite by accident because at first I simply had to get outdoors, to [...]