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Gardens Private & Personal: A Garden Club of America Bookby Nancy Doench
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The Garden Conservancy is celebrating its 25th anniversary with this beautifully illustrated book that documents a selection of the outstanding public and private gardens it has worked with since its founding in 1989. The book showcases eight gardens the conservancy has helped preserve and 43 of the more than 3,000 private gardens across the country that have been opened to the public through its Open Days Program. The private gardens cover a wide variety of regions, habitats, designs, and plants, from early spring through autumn. Featured private gardens include Panayoti Kelaidisandrsquo;s rock garden in Denver, Colorado; Deborah Whigham and Gary Ratwayandrsquo;s collection of native and Mediterranean plants and earth walls in Albion, California; and James Davidandrsquo;s imaginative mix of heat-tolerant plants, rills, and pools in Austin, Texas.
Photos of more than 90 exquisite gardens from around the United States are organized according to parts of the garden--entryways, herbaceous borders, water features, hedges, etc.--and are accompanied by insightful commentaries and extended captions. Quotations from the owners offer an additional source of inspiration to any garden lover.Abrams
More than 90 exquisite gardens were photographed all around the United States especially for this book by Mick Hales, one of the worldand#8217;s leading garden photographers. Organized according to parts of the gardenand#151;entryways, herbaceous borders, water features, hedges, etc.and#151;the pictures are accompanied by insightful commentaries and extended captions. Quotations from the ownersand#151;dedicated gardeners alland#151;offer an additional source of inspiration to any garden lover.
About the Author
Mick Hales is the photographer/author of Abramsand#8217; Gardens Around the World 365 and Shakespeare in the Garden, and the photographer of The Book of Psalms, as well as of STCand#8217;s 212 Views of Central Park 212. He, author Nancy Dand#8217;Oench, and coordinator Bonny Martin also collaborated on The Fine Art of Flower Arranging.
Nancy Dand#8217;Oench is a writer, award-winning flower arranger, lecturer, flower-show judge, and longtime member of the Garden Club of America. She lives in Portland, Connecticut. Bonny Martin is a prolific gardener, arranger, lecturer, judge, and organizer of the major Garden Club of America flower show in Memphis, Tennessee, where she lives.
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