Showing posts with label Book. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Book. Show all posts

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Garden Books for Readers with an IQ

Books for real gardeners.  That is a quest.
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Rosemary Verey wrote for real gardeners.  Her, The Garden In Winter, perhaps the best garden design book ever.  Never tire of reaching for it after 2+ decades.  Always see something new.
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Sir Roy Strong's use of space, Creating Small Gardens, is a favorite for garden design overall, not merely small spaces.  If you are starting out with your gardening, each garden in the book will mesmerize you for hours, the book will take years to absorb.
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Christopher Lloyd, of Great Dixter, lived in a Lutyen's designed garden, he transformed it into something unique, and world famous.  In recorded history, that has not been done often, with an already famous garden.  The Well-Tempered Garden, is more gardening than garden design, and blessedly written for adults with an IQ.

Gunillaberg, Småland:

Pic, above, here.
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Of course I have shelves of garden books, alas still in boxes a year after moving, but the trinity, above, is core.
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Not quite true, above, I did pack necessity garden books for use in my office, maybe 200, and they are shelved.  Rest of my library, feels like the loss of a dear friend, still boxed in a shed.
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Garden & Be Well, XO T
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Because, partially, of Sir Roy Strong's, Creating Small Gardens, I can design gardens like, below.
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A small front yard, above.  Created a couple of years ago, perhaps some of my best work.  This was the 2nd home designed for this couple.  A great selfish sadness, the couple divorced before implementing.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Nicky Haslam Said "...

Generously stuffed with bons mots.


"Flowers play an essential role, partly to enliven the rooms and partly from the sheer pleasure of thinking up new ways to utilize anything growing in the immediate surroundings.  I love massed, untidy bouquets of things in season, and try to keep the room's color scheme in mind so that the arrangement doesn't shriek, ", Look at me."  "  Nicky Haslam.
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Great theme for a garden party, Please Come to a Garden Tea & let us be Massed and Untidy on the Tea Olive Terrace.  (Which friend could possibly refuse this invite?)
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Garden & Be Well,  XO Tara
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Odd week, days beginning in the tub, oodles of epsom salts & hot water.  Why move a huge English urn + plinth?  Whatever.  Have enjoyed the morning soaks with Nicky.