One of my favorite garden blogs is Gardening Gone Wild, which focuses on the two topics that are right up my alley: garden design and photography.
This outstanding blog is a group venture that began with garden writers Fran Sorin (Digging Deep: Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening) and Nan Ondra (Grasses: Versatile Partners for Uncommon Garden Design and The Perennial Care Manual) in July 2007.
They were eventually joined by award-winning photographer Saxon Holt, and writer/photographer Steve Silk, a former editor at Fine Gardening, and Timber Press author, Debra Lee Baldwin (Designing with Succulents). A roster of regular guest contributors rounds out the talent list. As Garden Ranter Susan Harris, puts it: “They’re all accomplished heavy-hitters of the gardening world.”
Two popular features at Gardening Gone Wild are the Garden Bloggers Design Workshop which invites bloggers to write posts on a variety of topics, such as wildlife in the garden or the garden in the fall, and their “Picture This” photo contest.
The September 2009 photo contest invites contributors to capture the beauty of ornamental grasses. Inspiration and rules are here. You can enter one picture (post it on your blog, and then link to the contest post).
Ornamental grasses are among my favorite plants, so I had to enter. It was difficult to choose just one photo from my garden, but here it is. I wanted to show just how beautiful ornamental grasses can be in the snow. We get winter interest in spades!
Sept. 27 contest update: My picture earned a silver award. Thanks! It was fun to particpate. See all the ornamental grasses Picture This winners here.