Category Archives: Garden Photography

It’s Not Tough to Make a Trough Garden

It just takes a little patience. The Garden Club of Irvington is having a flower and plant show next May and I’ve entered the category called “Alpine Garden Troughs or Containers: A collection of three or more of the following … Continue reading

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I’m Dreaming of a White… Spring

Although there’s still snow on the ground here, it’s almost time to start thinking about new shoots that will soon be poking their way through the earth into the early spring sunlight. My friend, photographer Rebecca Swanson, photographed these beauties … Continue reading

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Garden Party in The Hamptons

A beautiful Saturday evening in late summer, a lovely setting, reflections in the pool, a sunset over the water, clinking wine glasses, and good conversation. In the Hamptons, a region noted for spectacular gardens, this was a garden to remember, … Continue reading

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The Berkshire Botanical Garden—a Painterly View

In West Stockbridge, MA, the Berkshire Botanical Garden—a short distance from the Norman Rockwell Museum, Chesterwood, and other attractions—beckons. The entry garden is one of the most glorious mixed borders anywhere (and where I first saw and fell in love … Continue reading

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Rocks Are People, too.

Last week, after I posted about Leona Frank’s paintings of wildflowers on the Thimble Islands, off the coast of Connecticut, she sent me a folder of her husband Dick’s black-and-white photographs of the rock formations there. “This is the first … Continue reading

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Let It Snow!

Let’s see. It’s going to snow until midday tomorrow, and the temperature is 11 degrees. A few minutes ago, as the light was fading, I photographed the evergreen arrangement on our deck. And as darkness fell, it seemed like an … Continue reading

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Visual Haiku by Peggy Barnett

The photographer Peggy Barnett has been one of my best friends for 35 years. She and her husband Ronald ran one of New York’s top still-life photography studios, where they made the industrial beautiful for annual reports, magazine covers, and … Continue reading

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Images in the Night

Most graphic designers are fine artists at heart. When not doing work for clients (“Can you move this to the left a bit and make the color darker/lighter/brighter/?”) we’re doing personal art projects. Paula Kelly, one of New York’s best … Continue reading

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“Now I Paint with My Camera”: Photographer Rebecca Swanson

“I grew up in a world full of flowers,” explains botanical photographer Rebecca Swanson, who was a guest at a small party here yesterday in honor of my son Alex’s visit from Beijing. “My grandmother was a china painter, painting … Continue reading

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