garden photography

Finding Photos

– Posted in: Garden Photography
Hybrid Monkey Hand Trre flower >>> x Chiranthomontodendron lenzii (aka  Chiranthofremontia); yellow flowering shrub at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

It is a great joy to be hunting for photographs in a garden.  Having a camera in hand (or on a tripod) is an excuse to look carefully, to find a photo that will do justice to the beauty of plants. Finding a photo is a deliberate process and I frequently find myself looking for color [...]

Gardens Here ?

– Posted in: Garden Photography, Garden Plants
Outdoor stone patio sitting area under Oaks next to modern glass hilltop home with California native plant garden, Santa Barbara,

Here in California, there have been some rumblings about gardens wasting water. Can we afford water for gardens in an era of limited resources? Isn't our native habitat beautiful enough? Do we want to have gardens here? Well of course, I am biased. I am a gardener.  And yes, we certainly do want to have [...]

Gardens are Art

– Posted in: Garden Musings, Garden Photography
Viburnum foetidum v. ceanothoides - red winter berries in rain

No doubt if you are reading this you know that gardening is an art. And, as is often true with art, one form inspires another.  A recent stroll in the University of California Berkeley Botanical Garden brought so much of this together. Art appreciation is something we do every time we visit a museum, go to [...]

Photographing Roses

– Posted in: Garden Photography
Wide garden border with bi-color red rose Large-Flowered Climbing Rose (Rosa ) 'Fourth of July'

I am starting a new book;  The PhotoBotanic Guide to Photographing Roses.  And just like my other e-books, the readers of Gardening Gone Wild are the guinea pigs, err, I mean get to read it here first. The book begins with photographing roses in garden: Working in the Garden.  Later chapters will talk about photographing [...]