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Sun-Drenched Gardens: The Mediterranean Style

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Publisher Comments:

The Mediterranean climate, with its mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers, gave rise to a gardening style that is very much in vogue today. Not only do Mediterranean-style gardens offer gorgeous, fragrant, soothing sanctuaries that are wonderfully easy to maintain, but water-saving planting is environmentally sound and enormously appealing whatever one¹s region or climatic zone. This lush, seductive volume showcases the distinctive beauty of some 25 gardens in France, Italy, Spain, and California that employ drought-tolerant plants such as agaves and other succulents, wisteria, lavenders, geraniums, and even some roses?and design features such as terraces, arbors, hedges, pergolas, topiary, statuary, decorative tile, and terra-cotta containers?that are hallmarks of the sun-drenched garden aesthetic.

Lucinda Lewis¹s 200 color photographs, made especially for this book, take the reader through a variety of private and public gardens, some grand and some intimate, while extended captions provide the practical information that gardeners want to know, as well as design ideas that will help them create their own place of escape or enchantment.

Review:

"With Smithen's narration and Lewis' sublime photographs, garden lovers can look forward to enjoying a conceptual journey where the light is piercing and fragrance hangs heavy on the air." Alice Joyce, Booklist

Review:

"One word describes this impressive book: gorgeous....a beautiful coffee table book and a terrific gift for your favorite gardener. Pick up a copy and peek at a few of the pages, you will find it hard to put it down."San Bernardino County Sun

Synopsis:

This volume showcases some 25 gardens in France, Italy, Spain and California that employ drought-tolerant plants such as agaves and other succulents, wisteria, lavenders, geraniums and even some roses, with design features such as terraces, arbours, pergolas, topiary and statuary.

About the Author

Lucinda Lewis is a professional photographer based in Los Angeles. Her books include Abrams Roadside America.

Jan Smithen teaches the art and science of gardening at the Los Angeles County Arboretum. She has led garden tours to England, Italy, and France.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810932906
Subtitle:
The Mediterranean Style
Author:
Lewis, Lucinda
Photographer:
Lewis, Lucinda
Author:
Lewis, Lucinda
Author:
Smithen, Jan
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Location:
New York
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Garden Design
Subject:
Gardens
Subject:
Mediterranean region
Subject:
Mediterranean climate.
Subject:
Mediterranean-type plants.
Subject:
Climatic - General
Subject:
Gardening-Garden Structure
Subject:
General Gardening
Copyright:
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20021002
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
10.5 x 9.5 x 1 in 2.26 lb
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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Product details 176 pages Harry N. Abrams - English 9780810932906 Reviews:
"Review" by , "With Smithen's narration and Lewis' sublime photographs, garden lovers can look forward to enjoying a conceptual journey where the light is piercing and fragrance hangs heavy on the air."
"Review" by , "One word describes this impressive book: gorgeous....a beautiful coffee table book and a terrific gift for your favorite gardener. Pick up a copy and peek at a few of the pages, you will find it hard to put it down."
"Synopsis" by , This volume showcases some 25 gardens in France, Italy, Spain and California that employ drought-tolerant plants such as agaves and other succulents, wisteria, lavenders, geraniums and even some roses, with design features such as terraces, arbours, pergolas, topiary and statuary.
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