Synopses & Reviews
"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.
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.
Gorgeous color photography
Full of ideas for those seeking inspiration for their gardens
Locations all across the nation including Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Delaware, Virginia, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Texas, California, and Washington
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).