native plants

Tallgrass Prairie Inspiration

– Posted in: Garden Photography, Garden Travels

I have wanted to go to the Tallgrass Prairies for many years. My very first successes as a nature photographer were documenting serpentine grasses in the Ring Mountain Nature Conservancy preserve in California. I have done two garden books featuring grasses, one on ornamental Grasses with Nancy Ondra who started Gardening Gone Wild with Fran so [...]

American Trees

– Posted in: Garden Photography, Trees and Shrubs

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 [...]

California Coastal Bluff at The Sea Ranch

– Posted in: Garden Photography, Garden Travels

In the early 1960's, ten miles of California's Sonoma Coast was designated for development, in an era before there was any regulatory agency overseeing coastal development. The Sea Ranch became legendary in the annals of California Coastal development, and as a result, the California Coastal Commission has clamped down on every permit. Yet, despite the hundreds of [...]