garden photography

American Trees

– Posted in: Garden Photography, Trees and Shrubs
New England woodland in autumn

This must be the season for trees here at Gardening Gone Wild. Some of you may still be raking up leaves (and composting on site, right?), like I do with my Tupelo leaves - my most dependable tree for fall colors.  Nyssa sylvatica is native to the East Coast but is a great garden tree almost [...]

How to Photograph Trees

– Posted in: Garden Photography, Trees and Shrubs
Juglans nigra - Black Walnut tree; Arnold Arboretum

A recent visit to the Arnold Arboretum in Boston provided a glorious opportunity to photograph trees.  After all, the word "arbor" is Latin for tree and arboreta are collections of trees.  What better a place to go to work with my camera. I confess I was once uninterested in traditional arboretums because there tends to be little structure to [...]

A Post-Wild Garden Revolution

– Posted in: Garden Musings, Sustainable Gardening
"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, [...]

Cemetery Roses

– Posted in: Garden Photography, Garden Travels, Garden Visits
Old roses in Sacramento Old City Cemetery

Most folks don't consider visiting a cemetery on their garden travels.  That is, unless you are a lover of old roses. I recently visited Sacramento's Old City Cemetery as the local Rose Society seeks to preserve the historic rose collection found there.  The roses form a collection  from old homesteads and cemeteries dating back to [...]

6 Tips for Garden Photography

– Posted in: Garden Photography
Spring tulip bed seen through balustrade, Filoli Garden in spring, California

Longtime readers of Gardening Gone Wild will recognize most of the tips in Think Like A Camera, the second book in my series of PhotoBotanic Garden Photography Workshops. "The first lesson in all my garden photography workshops is to 'think like a camera.' Your camera is a tool, which can only take a picture when [...]