Synopses & Reviews
Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could describe your garden as a jewel box full of beautiful plant treasures? In this sequel to the bestselling Shocking Beauty, garden impresario Thomas Hobbs shows you how. The Jewel Box Garden is a luscious, full-color book that features 160 new and startling photos by renowned garden photographer David McDonald. Hobbs explains his philosophy of gardening and life, or as he puts it, "Life As We Dream It Could Be." In his own provocative and highly original way, he encourages gardeners to tap into their creativity and invest their heart and soul in creating oases of beauty — intimate spaces where they can escape the pressures of modern life.
"Read him to soak up a shot of inspiration from his color-saturated pictures, his unabashed enthusiasm, and his willingness to make his garden a very personal expression."
—Linda Hillegass, Fine Gardening, March/April 2005 Fine Gardening
"This is the most exciting garden book published in the past year."
—Dulcy Mahar, Oregonian, November 25, 2004 Oregonian
"The Jewel Box Garden
is an irreverent and enjoyable gem of a book."
—Ian Adama, American Gardener, September/October 2004 American Gardener
With provocative and highly original ideas and stunning photography, this book encourages gardeners to tap into their creativity and invest their heart and soul in creating oases of beauty — intimate spaces where they can escape the pressures of modern life.
About the Author
Thomas Hobbs was "born obsessed with plants" and had his first greenhouse at age six. He has gone on to become an internationally known impresario of garden and floral design, and he emphasizes the importance of design as a means to connect with the earth. He runs Southlands Nursery in Vancouver, Canada, and his private garden has been featured in many prominent magazines, including Horticulture, House Beautiful, Better Homes and Gardens, and Garden Design. Tom has a weekly television show in his native Canada in which he offers gardening tips and encourages gardeners to tap into their creativity for design projects. He has been featured on Martha Stewart Living, and gives popular lectures across North America on inspirational garden design. His first book was the acclaimed bestseller Shocking Beauty, and The Jewel Box Garden is his equally stunning sequel.