Small Gardens of Savannah and Thereabouts


Backyard Edens of Georgia�s prettiest city. This book celebrates 30 of Savannah�s most beautiful small gardens and features horticultural blueprints and advice about what to plant.

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Backyard Edens of Georgia�s prettiest city. This book celebrates 30 of Savannah�s most beautiful small gardens and features horticultural blueprints and advice about what to plant.

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Established in 1733 by Gen. James Oglethorpe, Savannah, GA, is one of this country's most beautiful historical cities, famous for its architecture and gardens. Designed as a system of squares, with open spaces reserved for parks in the center of each square, Savannah also boasts equally beautiful, small private gardens nestled behind the gates and walls of the Georgian Colonial and Greek Revival homes. McDonald (deputy editor, Gardens & Outdoor Living at Better Homes & Gardens; coeditor with Marilyn Rogers, Ortho's All About Orchids) takes the reader on a tour of more than 30 of these charming plots, filled with colorful flowers and verdant semitropical plants. Chapters are divided by type of garden-e.g., walled, side, historical, rooftop, and container-and contain descriptions and photographs that are as lush as the gardens themselves. McDonald also includes a list of essential plants for the Southern gardener and a 12-month planting guide. Sure to inspire gardeners with limited space, as well as armchair gardeners who will enjoy being transported to this magical city, this is recommended for public libraries.-Phillip Oliver, Univ. of North Alabama Lib., Florence Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589801035
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/2003
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 989,347
  • Product dimensions: 10.30 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

A lifelong gardener, Elvin McDonald is an editor at large for Better Homes and Gardens. The recipient of the Chicago Horticultural Society's Hutchinson Medal for lifetime achievement, McDonald was also named to the Garden Writers Association Hall of Fame and has designed gardens for celebrities and public agencies across the country. He is the author, editor, photographer, or publisher of hundreds of gardening books, and his work has earned him the nickname Dean of American Garden Editors. McDonald lives in Des Moines, Iowa.

An experienced lecturer on the art and architecture of eighteenth and nineteenth century Savannah, historian Jeffrey Eley often uses the city itself as a textbook when teaching others.

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