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"A well-crafted and finely detailed book that inspires AND tantalizes. The gardens, which are from all parts of the United States, are presented as exquisite extensions of the homes. Ideas abound which work for large and small properties alike. The 'why's' and the 'how's' about the designs are explained in practical terms and made digestible." —Phillip Watson
"McDonald, a distinguished garden writer, presents 25 varied and gorgeous gardens from around the country, all reflecting the needs of their sites and the personalities of their owners." —Traditional Home
"A beautiful book . . . brimes with personal ideas from plant material and color combinations to stone walls, pergolas, fountains, walkway choices, and more. . . . A treasure and would make a lovely gift for anyone who is smitten with gardens." —Flower magazine
About the Author
ELVIN McDONALD is currently Botanical Educator for the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden and is a recipient of the Hutchinson Medal for lifetime achievement from the Chicago Botanic Garden. In 2012, he was inducted as an Honorary Member of the Garden Club of America. He served as Director of Special Projects at Brooklyn Botanic Garden in New York and is Secretary Emeritus of the American Horticultural Society. The author of more than 50 gardening books, Elvin was garden editor of House Beautiful, Family Circle, Traditional Home and Better Homes and Gardens.
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This diverse compilation creates an interesting and entertaining book which continuously holds ones interest.... from both the text and the photographs.
Thank you Elvin once again!!!!
In fact you should buy two because someone is bound to want to borrow it and you won't want to part with it.
Anyone who seeks inspiration for making their own garden spaces must have this book.