Synopses & Reviews
Through stunning full-color photographs and personal narrative, Richard Hartlage entices us to create high drama in our gardens. The essence of this provocative book lies in his ideas on how to successfully marry horticulture and landscape architecture, showcasing gardens from around the country. Richard covers the elements of design: color, light, time, sequence, form, and texture. With humor and a dose of pragmatism, he tempts us to take a fresh approach to envisioning our gardens.
In his stunning debut book, Richard Hartlage encourages readers to embrace gardening as the best of all the creative arts. Sympathetic to the limitations of time, space, and budget that most gardeners face, Hartlage explains how planning and planting well, together with daring, helps the gardener to achieve great drama in the garden. Inspiring insights and suggestions, coupled with beautiful photographs, provide both beginning and seasoned gardeners with the resolve and tools necessary to achieve new visions.
Encourages readers to embrace gardening as the best of all the creative arts--an endeavor that includes color, form, texture, sound, sequence, and place.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 158) and index.
About the Author
Richard W. Hartlage was the director/curator of the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden in Seattle. He lectures widely and writes on gardening topics for such periodicals as Horticulture, Pacific Horticulture, Fine Gardening, and Rebecca's Garden. His photographs appear in a number of publications, including the Pacific Northwest Gardener's Guide Calendar.