dreamflower is the translation of Lothlorien, the Golden Wood in JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. I have been a fan since childhood and felt it would be the perfect name for my horticultural and photographic work.

In the books, Lothlorien had a much longer (and more unpronounceable) name, but it was shortened as the wood began to fade. As I learn more about plants and ecosystems, I sometimes fear that, inevitably, “all woods must fail.” See the links on the dreamflower Home page for some positive steps we can take to care for our natural spaces.

I have made it my profession to help preserve those spaces, and to teach others how to responsibly tend and enjoy their own gardens; and also to capture some of the results, just in case…

For information on fees, policies and definitions for my horticultural work, please read the dreamflower, LLC Information + Policies document.

The link to my photography store is on the Home page of this site. The store features notecards and other items made with images from my travels, my work, and my own courtyard garden. For those using Apple devices, please use the below link if you cannot see the Flash panel on the Home page:


Thanks for looking. Please drop me a line to let me know what you think.

Nancy Noll Kolinski
horticulturist, photographer