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Gold Award ! Best Garden Book of 2014.  My e-book Good Garden Photography.

Good Garden Photography eBook cover

Not only did Good Garden Photography win the Silver Award from the Garden Writer’s Association as the best e-book, it received the gold as Best Book Overall.

Available as a pdf download at PhotoBotanic.  $9.95.


Writing about 30 years of garden photography, photo assignments, personal art explorations, and stock photo library.
Licensing garden photographs for publications, art prints, and e-books is found at


From The Blog

M’Eyes and The Goldfinch

M’Eyes and The Goldfinch

“Between ‘reality’ on the one hand, and the point where the mind strikes reality, there’s a middle zone, a rainbow edge where beauty comes into being, where two very different surfaces mingle and blur to provide what life does not: and this is a space where all art exists, and all magic.” – Donna Tartt – The Goldfinch. This speaks to me and how m’eyes see.  In that midd... Read More »

Favorite Photos 2014

Favorite Photos 2014

Gardening Gone Wild is bringing back the Picture This photo contest and since I am the judge I may as well follow up my own advice: “… a chance to look back at a whole year of photos and g... Read More » – Self-Publishing Experiment – Self-Publishing Experiment

At launch of my new e-pub site,, one book is ready, 3 more scheduled. I have spent 30+ years in garden publishing, and am still standing.  I sold my first photograph 42 years ago.  Al... Read More »

Garden Photography Workshop

Garden Photography Workshop

  I offer garden photograph workshops all around the country.  Built around my book “The PhotoBotanic Garden Photography Workshop” and the photo lessons at the Learning Center at PhotoBota... Read More »

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This website serves as my calling card, place to share my favorite photographs from many years as a garden photographer. It has been a thrilling ride, learning from some of the absolute best gardeners, designers, and landscape architects in the business. I have been honored and humbled to visit many of the best gardens in America as I have learned to celebrate plants found there.
I take the fine art of garden photography quite seriously, and feel a responsibility to educate, even change the aesthetic of what we think of in a garden photograph. Good photos lead to good gardens, and with my work, I want to promote success and sustainability through the media.
I hope you will be entertained here on my personal blog where I talk about my personal art I call “Mental Seeds”, occasionally rant about odd occurrences I can only do here in the ‘privacy’ of my personal website, and review my garden photography workshops. In the Learning Center of my more public, business site PhotoBotanic you will find a much deeper blog, a living book constantly updated in the Learning Center, as well as licensing links to my stock photography, a Store where I sell my books, e-books, iBooks, fine art prints, and merchandise.
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