Cascadia: Inspired Gardening in the Pacific Northwest (ILLUSTRATED) Paperback – January 1, 1997
Cascadia, the lush region of British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and Northern California, is a place and a state of mind-particularly for gardeners. Here Ann Lovejoy, author of the classic The Year in Bloom, turns her attention to the aesthetic roots and boanical possibilities of shaping, planting, and tending a garden in this evergreen place framed by mountains and water.
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- Publisher : Sasquatch Books; 1st edition (January 1, 1997)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 93 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1570610991
- ISBN-13 : 978-1570610998
- Item Weight : 15.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 9.5 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,480,091 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The writer defines Cascadia as the coastal region from northern California to southern British Columbia, taking in western Oregon and Washington State. This is probably one of the finest places in the world to create a garden and this book celebrates its richness of climate, scenery and natural plant growth. The writer has designed and worked in the gardens of Cascadia for many years and she has a deep understanding of the natural advantages (and excesses) of the region and how they can be united in beautiful gardens.
The exceptional photography by Sandra Lee Reha vividly illustrates each of the short essays in this book, interpreting them with unusual clarity. The page-long essays, almost poetry, somehow combine description that is as lush as the northwest rain forest with plenty of sound gardening advice. The final twelve chapters, one for each month of the year, articulate the glory of the Cascadia garden throughout the seasons.
This is not an in-depth, how-to-garden book, but a leisurely overview. Indulge yourself with this slim book, or buy it as a gift for a friend