winter

When all is dead and brown…..

– Posted in: Garden Design
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When all is dead and brown and wintry one way to bring color into the garden is with brightly-colored durable materials. The easiest and most creative way is probably painting wood, you get great control over the color, but it discolors quickly and round here just gets covered in algae. Glass is incredibly durable, so [...]

December Calendar Photos

– Posted in: Garden Photography
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December is now the most commonly requested calendar photo by my various publishers.  This is because many calendars now include 13 months, adding December of the year it is sold to the 12 months of the upcoming year. So, for my posting here, I thought it might be fun to show the variety of photos [...]

Bare Trees

– Posted in: Garden Design, Garden Photography
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Winter's stark beauty.  Color vanishes from the landscape.  Bare trees dominate the garden.  On cloudy overcast days, the somber gray sky can become a clean white background, perfect for silhouettes with just a little bit of camera manipulation.  You can override your camera meter's calibration which is designed to read each scene as a neutral [...]