Taming the Sun in Garden Photos

Diffuser held over geraniums to cast an open shadow.

By Mark Turner

If I had my preference, and a direct line to the Sun God, I’d order “cloudy bright” or “early morning” or “approaching twilight” for every garden photography job. Soft light is flattering to most subjects, but particularly to plants and gardens. Unfortunately, I can’t control the weather. That means I’m often forced into having to work in less than ideal light. Continue reading “Taming the Sun in Garden Photos”

¡Primeriza en la convención desvanece sus temores con ‘momentos brillantes’!

Anelle posa para un selfie junto a Brie Gluvna Arthur. (Foto  cortesía de Brie Arthur)

Por Anelle Ammons

¿Alguna vez has estado en una conferencia o convención, por vez primera, con la inseguridad sobre cómo funciona todo, y sin siquiera conocer a alguien en el evento? Yo sí. Y muchas veces. Admito que me cansé de todo lo que conllevaba asistir a una conferencia organizada por una asociación y en donde sólo conocía a unas pocas personas. Esto que te cuento era 100 por ciento cierto al momento que empecé a planificar mi viaje a #GWA2017. Afortunadamente, para mí, mi grupo de apoyo fue más ‘inteligente’ que yo, y me convenció para que me aventurara a esta nueva ‘expedición’.
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There are no stupid questions…

WOSU Chadwick 5-10-13 Chris Voise took crop.jpg

By Debra Knapke

Since 1997 I have been on the “hotseat” on radio shows where I’m the garden expert waiting to answer your questions. I am armed with a pen and a dwindling pad of paper that has served me for the last seven of those years. I started with Tom Wieble, host of Green Scene – WOSU 89.7 – on Friday evenings. I initially was just the plant person, but now I field questions on all-things-garden when I am on All Sides with Ann Fisher on 89.7 NPR Radio News. Continue reading “There are no stupid questions…”

A “new bee’s” fears fade one sparkly moment at a time!

Anelle poses for a selfie with Brie Gluvna Arthur. (Photo courtesy of Brie Arthur)

By Anelle Ammons

Have you been to a conference or trade show as a newcomer, unsure how everything works, not knowing anyone there? Me too. Several times. I admit I had become quite jaded about the entire concept of going to a conference put together by an organization in which I only knew a few people. This was 100% true when I started planning a trip to #GWA2017. Fortunately, for me, my support group was smarter than me, and talked me into making the trek.

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