Portrait of a Garden Photographer:
Rob Cardillo



The Philly Inquirer’s profile of Rob Cardillo is quite the eye-opener.  Little did I discern in the many
hours I spent watching Rob photograph my garden last spring that he started out in paleontology, has super-artsy parents, including a jazz pianist dad who’s played with the greats, and is 56 years old!  Can you tell from this photo of Rob on my deck that he barely looks 40?  He’s also one of the best liked people in the gardening world.

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Susan Harris

Susan’s a garden writer, teacher and activist in the Washington, D.C. area. Co-founder of GardenRant, she also wrote for national gardening magazines and independent garden centers before retiring in 2014. Now she has time for these projects:

  • Founding and now managing the pro-science educational nonprofit GOOD GARDENING VIDEOS that finds and promotes the best videos on YouTube for teaching people to garden.
  • Creating and managing DC GARDENS, the nonprofit campaign to promote the public gardens of the Washington, D.C. area, and gardening by locals.
  • Creating and editing the community website GREENBELT ONLINE to serve her adopted hometown of Greenbelt, Maryland (a “New Deal Utopia” founded in 1937).
  • Also in Greenbelt, MD, writing the e-newsletter and serving on the Board of Directors for the cooperatively-owned music and arts venue and restaurant called the NEW DEAL CAFE.

Contact Susan via email or by leaving a comment here.

Photo by Stephen Brown.