Gardens of Use & Delight: Uniting the Practical and Beautiful in an Integrated Landscape

Gardens of Use & Delight: Uniting the Practical and Beautiful in an Integrated Landscape

by Jiggs Gardner, Joann Gardner, Elayne Sears
     
 

Tools and inspriation for blending garden form with function and creating an integrated garden.

Overview

Tools and inspriation for blending garden form with function and creating an integrated garden.

Editorial Reviews

The Gardners write about their farm on Cape Breton Island—one they worked for 30 years—while Elayne Sears illustrates the text with pleasant watercolors. Subsequent to the descriptions of the farm and the Gardners' myriad suggestions is a chapter providing practical and aesthetic advice, including letting a place evolve over time from use and needs rather than from blueprint, matching plants to habitat, creating verticality or height in an otherwise low or horizontal landscape, and thinking of the garden not as a series of un- or barely connected rooms but as linked areas. Throughout the book, there is almost as much focus on aesthetics as on practicality. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555913243
Publisher:
Fulcrum Publishing
Publication date:
04/03/2002
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
9 Years

Meet the Author

Jo Ann Gardner has published several highly regarded gardening books, including The Heirloom Garden, Living with Herbs, and Herbs in Bloom, and lectures widely. She and her husband, Jigs Gardner, a published essayist and fiction writer, have dedicated many years to living in the garden, from growing flowers to cultivating food. This is their first book together. Jigs Gardner, a published essayist and fiction writer, has dedicated many years to living in the garden, from growing flowers to cultivating food. This is his first book together with his wife. They now live and garden in Essex, New York.

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