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Some may really like this book and disagree with the low rating.
In this book James van Sweden challenges the reader to go beyond basic garden design and to consider garden creation as an art form voyage of discovery.
If you love graphic art, you'll be captured by his vision of landscape design with plants offering the color, texture and palate for artist expression.
I have always admired the creative talents of James van Sweden. This book is a light read and there is no question that JVS was born with a talent and eye for color and plant... Read morePublished 2 months ago by tom grimm
I'm a master gardener, I've got a lot of garden books. I usually like garden books. This one just didn't do it for me. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Monrovia
As a Landscape Architect I own all of Mr. van Sweden's books and this book continues his great prose, pictures and ideas. Read morePublished 15 months ago by C. Okerstrom-Lang
A gift for a friend who is involved in a restoration project for an historic landscape... an inspiring point of view.Published 15 months ago by Anne Hodnett
Creative, unexpected beautiful landscapes. For those who want to think outside the box when it comes to planning their gardens.Published 16 months ago by esme usdan
Some may really like this book and disagree with the low rating. It really wasn't what I was looking for.
Lots of discussions with LA's on their approach, etc. Read more
Nice photos and descriptions, covers interesting gardens by others. It would have been helpful to have more analysis of specific plant types and horticultural requirements.Published on February 11, 2013 by Stephen Lopez
James van Sweden offers a engaging process to partnering the design mediums of paint and color with plants and soil. Read morePublished on January 20, 2013 by Mary Jane Swedberg