Winner of the 2010 Gold Medal from the Garden Writers Association for Best Book Writing
“One of the Year’s 10 Best Garden Books” –Boston Globe
"It's not often that a seasoned designer comes up with a fresh, illuminating take on the fundamental concepts of her profession. Her book demystifies design for those of us not trained in architecture, or born with an innate sense of scale." –Seattle Times“A great book for new homeowners wondering where to start.” – yourhome.ca“The pictures are superb. The line drawings clearly illustrate the points raised by Julie. She is an excellent landscape designer and a master communicator. Plumbing the depths of this one book could require an entire winter of studying and dreaming.” –Worcester Telegram and Gazette
This book is very helpful, good ideas.
Through Julie Moir Messervy's Home Outside: Creating the Landscape You Love you will be able to create a backyard that is worthy of a King.
It is well organized, the photos are sumptuous, and the illustrations are very well done and reinforce her design theories.
Home Outside is a great book. I am happy that we purchased it. We want to reinvent our yard with new priorities on edibles, pollinators and natives. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Michael J.Liptak
Beautiful pictures, great ideas, many suggestions. I would absolutely love to have my back yard look like the cover photo.Published 6 months ago by Country/Prim reader
This book is really great for getting ideas for "outdoor rooms" which is something I love. If you can't find something you like in this book, you probably are really hard... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Judy Morrison
I enjoyed this book and will, no doubt, read and re-read it many more times, as is my custom. It has knowledge of color, placement of plants and/or hardscape. Read morePublished 11 months ago by D. Reinert
I got a lot of really great ideas from this book visually and I also enjoyed reading the text as well. I will keep this book for inspiration for a long time.Published 14 months ago by NMH
not as detailed as I hoped for..it does not help the novice really plan their space for the first housePublished 17 months ago by joan
I greatly enjoyed the pictures of the various types of outdoor landscapes and things you can do with your space.Published 18 months ago by Lela Mills
A must for those whose wives insist they help with the landscaping. There is much to learn from this book.Published 19 months ago by Thomas Long Jr.
I am redoing my yard. This book is very helpful, good ideas. Have to watch which zone applies to my area. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Nancy K