Synopses & Reviews
No garden is too small for a tree, and many are large enough to accommodate an orchard or alle of small trees. Small-Tree Gardens, the latest book in our Garden Design series, presents a variety of garden projects featuring smaller treesfrom a silvery six-foot birch to a fragrant pine-apple guava tree. Hazel White explains how designers use trees in the garden to create focal points, walls and ceilings, corridors, screens, and frames. Each of the 25 projects is illustrated with color photographs and includes step-by-step directions. With detailed information on everything from soil preparation to pruning, whitewashing trunks to topiary sculpting, Small-Tree Gardens is an indispensable guide and inspiration for novice and practiced gardeners alike.
What raises these books above many other volumes in the how-to category...is White's voice. These books are worth reading even if you never intend to buy the level you would need to build a path, or the pond liner for that bit of reflecting pool. American Gardening
Includes bibliographical references (p. 114) and index.
About the Author
Hazel White is a horticultural journalist and editor. She was the managing editor of the fortieth anniversary edition of Sunset's Western Garden Book.
Matthew Plut has had his photographs published in Sunset magazine. He lives in San Francisco.