Christopher

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This beginner's guide will have you shooting great landscapes in no time

Landscape photography means different things to different people. For some it’s about recording a memory of where they’ve been. For others it’s about …

Landscape Photography

Gardening 101: Aubretia

Aubretia, <i>Aubrieta:</i> “Also Answers to Aubrietia”<p>Time to rethink the quietly vibrant aubretia, dutiful companion of stone walls and informal paving. …

Central Asia

Landscape Ideas: 9 Flowers to Add Color to a Garden

For gardeners who crave color–and really, who among us is immune?–the sudden decline from a giddy, glorious springtime into the dusty doldrums of …

Rhode Island

Gardening 101: Dogwood

Dogwood, <i>Cornus</i>: “Never the Underdog”<p>To Americans, a dogwood tree is so much a part of the native landscape that it is barely noticed. It can be …

Gardening 101: Paperbush

Paperbush, <i>Edgeworthia chrysantha</i>: “Love at First Sight”<p>When plant loving people encounter the distinctive, uncommon shrub Edgeworthia for the first …

Botanical Gardens

Required Reading: Vita Sackville-West’s Sissinghurst

“What’s it like to live in one of the most famous gardens in the world, when you have your own strong views on gardening?” I once asked Sarah Raven …

Landscaping

Gift Guide: Best Books for Garden Lovers

Gardeners, as we all know, are a breed apart. They count as time well spent hauling rocks, hoeing weeds, and digging in the dirt. If the weather is …

Books

How the Internet (and Volkswagen) Made a Dead Folksinger Into a Star

Nick Drake, who died 40 years ago, was too ethereal to compete with 1970s showmen like David Bowie and Elton John. But he was the perfect musician for the digital era.<p>In the summer of 1970, a young American musician named Brian Cullman was invited to play at Les Cousins, a legendary folk club in …

An Intro to Line, Shape, and Form in Photography

There are many elements of composition that form the building blocks of photography: lines, shape, form, texture, pattern, and the rule of thirds, …

6 Black and White Photography Tips for Monochrome Enthusiasts

Thanks to digital technology, monochrome photography is easier today than ever before. Check out these six black and white photography tips for …

Required Reading: The Gardener’s Garden

Is this the garden book to end all garden books? Conceived on a vast scale, the new 470-page <i>The Gardener’s Garden</i> published by Phaidon Press has been …

Gardening

Why Did This Band Recreate Jazz's Most Famous Record Note-for-Note?

Mostly Other People Do the Killing's remake of Kind of Blue is a hilarious, peculiar provocation.<p>If you’re unfamiliar with the band Mostly Other People Do the Killing, the first sign that they might have an offbeat sense of humor ought to be the name. That hasn’t stopped plenty of people from being …