Harsh Winter for Summer-Dry Gardens

– Posted in: Garden Photography
Winter landscape in a Summer-Dry Climate

All winter, the headlines have been dominated by the harsh winter weather throughout the East.  In New England snowfall has been measured by feet instead of inches, the nations' capitol was shut down, freezing weather made its way into the deep South. Easterners longed for the sunny, dry, unseasonably warm weather in California, which is [...]

Frosted Camellias

– Posted in: Garden Musings, Garden Photography

Even in California, frost causes problems.  And when it comes in early December it causes big problems. Almost every gardener I know here in the Northern part of the state pushes the limits of their garden.  It's California ! - it is our birthright to grow tropicals and tender succulents, plants that are barely hardy [...]

Frosty Yuletide

– Posted in: Garden Photography

This will be my shortest Gardening Gone Wild post yet.  Not because I have nothing to say, nor because my words are so poetically haiku.  Not because it is the holiday and few are reading gardening blogs, nor because I am trying to stay away from religious sentiment. I am on a cruise ship in [...]