Anytime you match up chartreuse with purple in the garden (like this pairing from Chanticleer’s Tennis Court garden) you light a fuse for excitement. The wise editors of The American Gardener thought so too when they chose this image for their March/April 2013 cover. Published by the American Horticultural Society, TAG’s a great magazine for readers who really want maximum news, reviews and hardcore horticultural info without the fluff of recipes or fashion guides.
More (and different) images from the Trapp garden in this Design New England web article. Big thanks to Denise Cowie, one of my most connected friends and super garden writer, for spotting this!
An unexpected review in the AD blog. Although we kept the garden owner’s names anonymous, the reviewer easily identified two of the twenty one right off the bat. Oh well! See it here.
Hellebores from David Culp’s garden grace the cover of Horticulture this month. All Brandywine Hybrids, David snipped these March beauties one morning and set them into a glazed bowl of water. How could I not take a picture?
Esteemed NYT garden writer Anne Raver interviews exceptional garden writer Tovah Martin. You can read the whole story here.
What a gift it is to work with friends! When Timber Press asked me to join forces with David and Adam to create a book on David’s garden in Chester County, PA, I agreed at once. We originally planned for six visits over the course of a year but it took a second year and 32 total visits to get the full range of seasons. The publisher asked for 200 images but we couldn’t whittle the count down past 300. So they published all 300+! and used a format that fits the verticals nicely. The design and print quality is exceptional, and the writing is personable and informative. David’s a gifted story teller and Adam, a brilliant interviewer and wordsmith. You’ll certainly want to visit his garden this spring — he opens it up to tours. You can buy the book here.
CHANTICLEER: A PLEASURE GARDEN
1 Oct 2011
BY ADRIAN HIGGINS, PHOTOGRAPHS BY ROB CARDILLO When the intimate oasis of Chanticleer opened to the public in Pennsylvania in 1993, a history of passionate tending was evident. The authors of a new book about the Rosengarten Estate garden—originally…read more…
Oh, Acer palmatum and japonicum! Can any tree show more fall beauty? And Oh, OG! What a bold and brilliant cover design! No wonder you took the Gold GWA Media Award this year…
A letter arrived today notifying me that this eight page spread in the spring 2010 issue of Country Gardens took a Silver Award of Achievement for Magazine Photography in the Garden Writers Association Media Awards program.
A second letter announced that The Encyclopedia of Container Plants also took a Silver Award for Technical Book Photography.
And a third letter let me know that my website, Rob Cardillo Photography took a Silver for Electronic Media Photography.
All three are eligible for a Gold Award which will be announced on August 29th at GWA’s Annual Symposium in Indianapolis, IN.
Pop Photo May 2011 on newsstands now
I like this image but didn’t love it enough to include in my recent gallery show but someone at PopPhoto did. And they weren’t the only ones — both Sue and Ray and were taken with it but I didn’t give much heed to their opinions. Shows you what I know! It’s in the new Chanticleer book which is now available through the publisher, Amazon and even ebay (??) .