Leaning Pine Arboretum

– Posted in: Garden Photography, Garden Visits

I have been photographing Leaning Pine Arboretum for years, and it has become one of my favorite gardens. For a garden photographer in California, seeking landscape settings for mature, appropriate plants adapted to the summer-dry climate, Leaning Pine is just about perfect.  It is designed as a horticulture display garden for the ornamental horticulture program of[...]

Workshop Tips – Finding Photos

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For my recent garden photography workshop at the Denver Botanic Garden I used the theme Finding Photos.  By “finding photos” I ask students to consider the full frame of the camera to create composition within an overall scene that tells their story. It is all too common for any garden photographer, flush with excitement in[...]

Cemetery Roses

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Most folks don’t consider visiting a cemetery on their garden travels.  That is, unless you are a lover of old roses. I recently visited Sacramento’s Old City Cemetery as the local Rose Society seeks to preserve the historic rose collection found there.  The roses form a collection  from old homesteads and cemeteries dating back to[...]