Saxon Holt

The Truth About Trees

– Posted in: Garden Musings

I have always felt that too few folks take the time to understand the truth about trees. So I was especially delighted when I read and gazed at Saxon’s outstanding photos earlier this week in his post, How to Photograph Trees. I felt as if Saxon’s post was an early birthday gift to me. Yes, today [...]

How to Photograph Trees

– Posted in: Garden Photography, Trees and Shrubs

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 [...]

Glass Flowers of Harvard

– Posted in: Garden Photography, Garden Travels

The Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants, popularly know as the Glass Flowers is in the Harvard Museum of Natural History, a fantastic, fantastic museum in Boston. The exhibit has recently been cleaned and refurbished and with new cases with crystal clear glass and organized by plant family to enhance it as a teaching tool [...]

A Post-Wild Garden Revolution

– Posted in: Garden Musings, Sustainable Gardening

“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, [...]