native plants

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 [...]

California Coastal Bluff at The Sea Ranch

– Posted in: Garden Photography, Garden Travels
California native wildflowers on ocean bluff, Black Point at The Sea Ranch

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 [...]

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 [...]