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Gardens in the Spirit of Place

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ISBN13: 9781584794721
ISBN10: 1584794720
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"Consult the genius of the place in all," Alexander Pope famously wrote, advocating gardens that are in harmony with the landscape rather than imposed upon it. "Gardens in the Spirit of Place" takes us on an insider's tour of some of the most beautiful examples of this philosophy, "reflective gardens" that celebrate their regional origins above all. Fourteen gardens across the United States are profiled in this stunning book, which features text by renowned garden writer Page Dickey and more than 150 sumptuous photographs by John M. Hall. <BR>Whether it's an eastern woodland garden on Mount Desert Island, Maine, a Wisconsin farmland garden on Lake Pewaukee, or a garden planted in gravel in Palo Alto, California, each garden presented here is a sensitive and original response to its surroundings. For those who want to make their own regional gardens, the book is full of new ideas and inspiration. At a time of tremendous interest in all things local and native, this collection of gardens, formed as much by their environments as by their creators, will have enormous appeal. <BR>Gorgeous color photography<BR>Full of ideas for those seeking inspiration for their gardens<BR>Locations all across the nation including Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Delaware, Virginia, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Texas, California, and Washington<BR>Features a wide variety of gardens, from farmland to desert

About the Author

Garden writer Page Dickey's many books include Inside and Out: Relating Garden to House, Dogs in Their Gardens, and Cats in Their Gardens (all STC), as well as the award-winning Breaking Ground. She also lectures widely and is a contributor to House & Garden and House Beautiful. Dickey lives in North Salem, New York.Wayne Winterrowd, an eminent horticulturist and garden writer, is the author of the recently published Annuals and Tender Plants for North American Gardens. He is also a partner in North Hill Associates, a garden design firm. He lives in Readsboro, Vermont.John M. Hall's photographs have appeared in House Beautiful, Elle Décor, Interior Design, Architectural Digest, Nest, and the New York Times Magazine. They are also featured in many books, including Designing Women: Interiors by Leading Style Makers (STC).

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Grady Harp, March 6, 2007 (view all comments by Grady Harp)
Looking and Listening to Nature: The Essence of Fine Gardens

Page Dickey is one of our finer writers and knowledgeable experts on gardening and has once again produced a book with the able assistance of nature photographer John M. Hall that becomes an instant classic. For all the beautiful garden books that fill the shelves of our bookstores and homes, few begin with the concept of making the natural setting of the space where people elect to create a garden the primary consideration.

After a beautifully written and informative foreword by Wayne Winterrowd, Dickey crosses the country, pausing in various differing locales to interview and photograph significant gardens from Maine to Massachusetts, New York, Delaware, Virginia, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Texas, California, and Washington, selecting gardens that varying from arid spaces to waterways. At each of the fourteen gardens we are given background as to the types of soil, natural vegetation, moods of the area, history, and the final creative masterpiece gardens that have been created from all of this information.

The result is a beautifully designed, written, photographed and produced book that deserves a place in the libraries of everyone who loves gardening - and the environment! Highly recommended. Grady Harp
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Product Details

Hall, John M.
Winterrowd, Wayne
Hall, John M.
Foreword by:
Winterrowd, Wayne
Winterrowd, Wayne
Winterrowd, Wayne
Hall, John M.
Dickey, Page
Stewart, Tabori and Chang
Garden Design
Children's 12-Up - Gardening
Regional - General
Climatic - General
Gardening-Garden Structure
Publication Date:
October 2005
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
11.20x8.94x.85 in. 2.75 lbs.
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Home and Garden » Gardening » Fruits and Nuts
Home and Garden » Gardening » Garden Structure
Home and Garden » Gardening » Gardens of the United States
Home and Garden » Gardening » General
Home and Garden » Gardening » Landscape and Design
Home and Garden » Gardening » Zone and Climate Specific

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