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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

Speaking Out

Speaking Out

“An elective despotism was not the government we fought for.” Thomas Jefferson – Notes on Virginia I did not March yesterday.  Every woman I know, who could get out of bed, marched in solidarity and protest against the impending train wreck of the Donald Trump presidency. From all reports it seems every city and small town in America, and many across the globe staged marches.  Even in tiny Sonoma, my wife Mary ... Read More »

Disturbance at The Sea Ranch

Disturbance at The Sea Ranch

The Sea Ranch is legendary in the annals of California Coastal development.  In the early 1960’s, ten miles of the Sonoma Coast was designated for development, in an era before there was any reg... Read More »

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 ... 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 »

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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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