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Landscape Diaries: Garden of Obsession

Landscape Diaries: Garden of Obsession

by Gayatri Carole Rocherolle
     
 

Daughter of famed businessman Lester Avnet, Carole Rocherolle writes a quirky, humorous, and inspiring story of her marriage, her search for a career, and ultimately the satisfaction of completing, after almost 20 years of dedication, along with her husband, the spectacular Steinhardt Gardens in Bedford, NY. The book is also an educated look at Japanese maple

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Daughter of famed businessman Lester Avnet, Carole Rocherolle writes a quirky, humorous, and inspiring story of her marriage, her search for a career, and ultimately the satisfaction of completing, after almost 20 years of dedication, along with her husband, the spectacular Steinhardt Gardens in Bedford, NY. The book is also an educated look at Japanese maple cultivars, and a guide on how to make and keep a successful garden, large or small.

Editorial Reviews

La Crosse Tribune
The Landscape Diaries: Garden of Obsession . . . is a charming look at life in the garden from the perspective of a couple just starting out in a marriage. Along the way, we meet their relatives and their meditation group, and discover a connection to the soil that grows and prospers over the years. And we are treated to the beautiful photographs that document their 19 years of work in the Steinhardt Gardens in Mount Kisco, NY. Carole's descriptions of [her husband] Jerome's single-minded purpose and passion provide some of the funniest moments in the book.
—Geri Parlin
Lexington Herald-Leader
This is not an ordinary gardening book, but instead a testament to the creative visions and kinds of gardens that will grow when people follow their passions and walk to the beat of their own hearts.

The American Gardener
The book follows the 30 year trajectory of their horticultural development, including establishing Shanti Bithi Nursery in Connecticut, traveling the world in search of unusual plants, and the creation of their most important legacy, the private Steinhardt gardens in New York, complete with stunning color photographs.
—Susan Smith-Durisek

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932646382
Publisher:
Ruder-Finn Press
Publication date:
04/25/2007
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
9.48(w) x 9.52(h) x 0.62(d)

What People are saying about this

Francis H. Cabot
"We are most impressed by Carole's compelling story, which makes [The Landscape Diaries] far more interesting than most garden books . . . The chef d'oeuvre that you have achieved at [the Steinhardts'] is world class and will only get better and better."--(Francis H. Cabot, author of The Greater Perfection)
Richard Cohen
"Gayatri Carole Rocherolle's book is a feast -- for the eyes, for the mind, and for the heart. It's a marvelously entertaining romp, written by an iconoclast who, simply stated, farms beauty. In The Landscape Diaries she's brought in a bumper crop."--(Richard Cohen, columnist for the Washington Post)

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