Find the photo – Magnolia glow

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magnolia flower glow

I was recently commissioned to photograph a very special magnolia in a very special, private garden.  The resulting photo was to be a surprise gift, but with a limited budget, I only had access to the garden during a single afternoon when the owner was away. It is the job of the professional to make [...]

Photographer’s Challenge

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Pot mum by Ramon van der Reijden

When I attended the California Spring Trials this past April I ran into fellow photographers Ramon van der Reijden and Ted Langeveld of the Visions Pictures photo agency in Netherlands.  In my previous post about the Trials I mentioned the phototographer's challenge - each of us would photograph the same flower and see what we come [...]

Decidedly Not Wild

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vertical greens

For someone who loves flowers as much as I do, going to the California Spring Trials can be a surreal experience.  It is a trip into the high tech world of germplasm, growth hormones, growth inhibitors, and secret breeding techniques for incredible flowers - that are decidedly not wild. One of the reasons I blog [...]

Cover Photo

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Stonecrop, Sedum spectabile 'Neon'

When the current issue of The American Gardener from the American Horticultural Society arrived I immediately read about my friend Neil Diboll of Prairie Nursery fame and saw the You Tube interview.  And then a nice story by Duncan Brine about naturalistic gardening.  With apologies to fellow GG Wild blogger Debra Lee Baldwin, I did [...]

Yellow and Daffodils

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What we see and what we capture with the camera are often different; too often if you are not careful to photograph with intent.  What my mind's eye sees when I enter my garden this time of year are yellow daffodils. But actually there are only a very few. In my mind's eye I am [...]