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The Cocktail Hour Garden: Creating Evening Landscapes for Relaxation and Entertaining
     

The Cocktail Hour Garden: Creating Evening Landscapes for Relaxation and Entertaining

by C. L. Fornari
 

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At the end of the day, what better place is there to kick back, chill out and make the world go away, than in your own backyard garden? Plant and cocktail lover C. L. Fornari shows how easy it is to create a garden atmosphere that sets the mood for private relaxation or festive occasions with friends. With a wise and witty text, mood-setting plant lists, botanical

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At the end of the day, what better place is there to kick back, chill out and make the world go away, than in your own backyard garden? Plant and cocktail lover C. L. Fornari shows how easy it is to create a garden atmosphere that sets the mood for private relaxation or festive occasions with friends. With a wise and witty text, mood-setting plant lists, botanical drink recipes and luscious photographs, The Cocktail Hour Garden reveals the simple secrets to creating an evening pleasure garden. This personalizing of the garden experience is what the new buzzwords “garden-tainment” and “garden-to-glass” are all about.

Editorial Reviews

Commonweeder - Pat Leuchtman
[C.L.'s] tone is conversational, a charming invitation to join her for a cocktail and conversation at the end of the day.
Le Jardinet Designs - Karen Chapman
The Cocktail Hour Garden gives a plethora of ideas for designing, planting and accessorizing your garden space to offer maximum enjoyment for those couple of hours when you can actually indulge in sitting down. Whether that is an hour before you start dinner with a calming cup of tea or like us, taking your wine glasses (and chocolate) over to the fire pit at dusk to watch the bats start to fly and the stars come out. C.L helps the reader evaluate their current garden and ask what each plant 'brings to the party’.
syndicated garden writer - Pam Baxter
The majority of gardening books tell you what to plant and where and how to grow it. Few take you out into the garden and help you enjoy the spaces you worked so hard to create. That’s why I’m so delighted with C.L. Fornari’s latest book, “The Cocktail Hour Garden.”
The Kitsap Sun - Peg Tillery
Fornari has taken the term "green" to a whole other level with a book full of green things (i.e. plants) to festoon the area where we like to rest and enjoy beverages. Readers will discover abundant ideas for plant selection, furniture and hardscaping, attracting birds and pollinators and a whole section on edible plants for snacking and concocting beverages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781943366026
Publisher:
St. Lynn's Press
Publication date:
03/01/2016
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,310,150
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

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From the Publisher
"The Cocktail Hour Garden reminds us that gardens are meant to be savored, and that there is no better place to enjoy the day's "closing ceremony" than our own backyard. Let C.L. Fornari be your clever and inventive guide to creating the perfect retreat for enjoying your evening cocktail and the life around you." – Amy Stewart, author of THE DRUNKEN BOTANIST: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks

"What a fun concept for a book and what a great read it is! C.L Fornari invites us to join her for cocktails in the garden, where she introduces us to fun facts about all manner of subjects: plant-based drinks, crepuscular insects, evening illuminations, and scented, tactile and night-blooming plants, to name just a few. Enjoy!"
– Julie Moir Messervy, Landscape Designer and author of Landscape Ideas That Work

The Mike Nowak Show - Mike Nowak
"If C.L. Fornari did a rewrite of the phone book, I would want to read it and, especially, have her on my show to discuss it."

Meet the Author

C. L. Fornari is a writer, professional speaker and radio host. Author of six gardening books, including “Coffee for Roses” (St. Lynn’s 2014). In 2013 she won silver awards from The Garden Writers Association in the categories of Broadcast Media, Radio and Electronic Media, Blog and Website. She hosts two Saturday radio shows: “The Garden Lady” on Boston’s WRKO and “GardenLine” on WXTK, both streamed online, and has been a frequent contributor to NPR’s “The Cultivated Gardener.” The author manages a blog, Whole Life Gardening, and the website, gardenlady.com. She resides in Cape Cod, MA.

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