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Knot Gardens and Parterres
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on May 18, 2006
The knot garden, or parterre, can be eye catching, brashly exuberant, romantically nostalgic, or quietly simple and chic. The appeal of the knot garden in timeless and with space often at a premium, a knot garden provides a tremendously attractive design solution.

Knot Gardens and Parterres is divided into two sections. The first unravels the history of this genre from Tudor times and its "curious knot" - to the famous historic patterns of the 17th Century designs for which certain "Sun Kings" are renowned, and beyond to the flamboyance of Queen Victoria's garden affectations.

The second section confidently takes the reader through the design process, plant selection, and future care and maintenance.

It is an exceptional book on the topic. I refer to it frequently. It has served as the inspiration behind several of my designs.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on June 14, 2000
this is an absolutely wonderful book all about the 'old' art of Knot Gardening. You'll definitely want to read this book to find out all about the history of this fascinating form of gardening and how to create one in your own space! Great photographic examples fill the pages-a definite "must have" for any gardener!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 29, 2007
I purchased this book several years ago and absolutely LOVED it! A friend borrowed it and now I can't remember which one borrowed it...so I'm purchasing another one for me and one for a dear friend for his Christmas present this year.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 27, 2011
I have waited years to acquire this book. No local library carried it, and you only get a couple of pages to browse through online. I finally purchased this book used. Thank goodness for that - although it is enjoyable and a nice book, the quality of the paper, and number of colored photographs do not merit a publishers' price of $50! I would price it at maybe $30 to start. Find a used copy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on May 27, 2009
Compiled in one place is this informative book on Knot Gardens and Parterres. From pictures of gardens throughout Europe to a step-by-step walk-through of creating your own, including plant suggestions, this is a great tool for someone interested in installing Knot Gardens and Parterres, as well as a gorgeous coffee table book for those who just enjoy this form of expression in the garden.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on July 2, 2009
What does this book have to do with Don Leevers and Lindsay Megarrity? The editorial on this book refers to a book written by Stephanie Donaldson who chronicles the efforts of these two folks who, literally, "start from scratch" in a garden in Tuscany, and produce a masterpiece of knot gardening. "The real content of this book is the story of Don and Lindsay's determination to achieve the dream to which they aspired." is the quote from the editorial review and then it goes on into a history of knot gardens and how to create your own by Robin Whalley and Anne Jennings. I truly thot I was buying a book relating the experiences of Don Leevers and Lindsay Megarrity, especially when the editorial referred to the book being written by Stephanie Donaldson and even relating that there were actual photos that were taken showing the progress made. Am I the only one fooled by what I thot I bought?
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