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Overview

Texas Public Gardens by Elvin McDonald

Populated by wildflowers and roses, water lilies and cacti, the public gardens of Texas offer some of the most diverse designs and varieties of plant specimens found in the nation. From the Antique Rose Emporium in Brenham to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, the author details more than 30 public gardens throughout Texas, examining the histories, layouts, designs, and plantings unique to each. More than 100 full-color photographs and illustrations provide a private tour through the Forbidden Gardens in Katy, the tropical conservatory and rainforest in the Amarillo Botanical Gardens, and the Bayou Bend Sculpture Garden in Houston. With its stunning images and detailed meditations on each of Texas's little Edens, this gorgeous collection is perfect for all seasons.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589805675
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/30/2008
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,310,013
Product dimensions: 9.90(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About 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.

RICHARD LEO JOHNSON is a veteran photographer whose work has been featured in Beautiful Homes, Southern Accents, and Coastal Living. He is also a well-known guitarist and composer.

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