Monday, July 28, 2008

Chanticleer - a pleasure garden

Without a doubt, Chanticleer Garden is the finest public garden I have ever roamed. How fortunate that I live only 20 minutes away and can frequently savor their inspired horticultural displays. Chanticleer was on the Perennial Plant Symposium tour last week and I'm sure that jaws were dropping by the score as they toured the grounds. My twenty minute talk (condensed into 10 as I was pushing into the first coffee break) at Tuesday's plenary session was well received by at least one blogger, Kevin Neal. Thanks for the good press, Kevin!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Night Trees

Long time, no blog. I've been on assignment for much of May and June and haven't found the right moment to post. Here's a new twist on some familiar horticultural subjects. Photographed long after sunset in hotel parking lots, these trees still have presence and beauty.