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A Garden Makes a House a Home free pdf From humble cottages to sprawling estates, all residences benefit from lush, well-tended gardens that provide solace to the owners and truly turn a house into a home. This survey volume by prolific garden author and editor Elvin McDonald takes the reader on a tour of the most carefully planned, tended, and executed gems of residential gardens across the United States.
Gardens from simple to grand are selected for the way the unique hand of the owner that tends and cares for them is revealed--whether they blend the classical influence of Italy with the plant life of Texas, adeptly convert tight suburban lots into an enfilade of floral "rooms," add tranquil planes of water-loving plants to an otherwise parched landscape, or reinterpret the lessons of Versailles for a Connecticut home. Here, uniquely selected color palettes unify otherwise unruly vegetable gardens, a small lot offers something new for the senses at every step, edible landscapes crop up in unexpectedly harsh landscapes, and roof gardens recall the sod homes of the Midwest's past.
Scales and climates vary to inspire readers from every corner of the country. Featured gardens are located in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, San Francisco, and Ojai, California- Tucson, Arizona- Dallas, Texas- Kansas City, Missouri- Knoxville, Tennessee- Des Moines and Macksburg, Iowa- Omaha, Nebraska- Chicago and Wilmette, Illinois- New Hampshire- Greenwich, Connecticut- Rhode Island- East Hampton and Oyster Bay, New York- New Jersey- and Florida.

About Elvin McDonald

ELVIN McDONALD is currently Botanical Educator for the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden and is a recipient of the Hutchinson Medal for lifetime achievement from the Chicago Botanic Garden. In 2012, he was inducted as an Honorary Member of the Garden Club of America. He served as Director of Special Projects at Brooklyn Botanic Garden in New York and is Secretary Emeritus of the American Horticultural Society. The author of more than 50 gardening books, Elvin was garden editor of "House Beautiful," "Family Circle," "Traditional Home" and "Better Homes and Gardens."

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Author : Elvin McDonald
Publisher : Monacelli Press
Data Published : 09 October 2012
ISBN : 1580933300
EAN : 9781580933308
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 240 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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