Midnight in the Garden of Good is Karen Klages' story about photographer Julie Collins and her work. A librarian by day, she does her digital photographs of plant life from her yard on a flat bed scanner.
She arranges the flowers and then cuts out all light with by placing a black velvet cloth over the scanner, which is used by the artist as the method of photography. More info on Julie Collins can also be found on jaywhysea.com. Also from H&G this week:
5 Things: to know about...organizing your refrigerator. A sub zero spokesperson gives tips on maximizing refrigerator efficiency.
Dishing: for summer entertaining: Roast Chicken and Cornbread Salad with Orange Honey Mustard dressing and Grilled Tenderloin Salad with Grilled Tomato Vinaigrette.
Water Rights and Wrongs: The basics on how to water your garden; not too little, not too much and without wasting water.
Vern Yip: An interview with the designer who has a new show coming up for HGTV (premiering Sept. 12) called "Deserving Design".
Top Photo: By Julie Collins