By Bill Terry,Rosemary Bates
You may perhaps by no means examine a backyard within the similar manner back. even though no longer a “how-to” e-book, Beauty via Design is a treasure trove of principles and appeal for professional gardeners and novices alike. 11 encouraged artists of the backyard proportion their tales, their secrets and techniques, and their ardour for gardening. panorama is the canvas. Foliage, flora, rocks, water, and different bounties of nature are the fabrics. With crops, gadgets, artwork, and artifice, they carry magical areas, interact our senses, and summon forth natural delight.
Travel with invoice Terry and Rosemary Bates to those exact locations at the Pacific Northwest coast. stopover at Dan Hinkley’s enchanted backyard, perched above the shore of Puget Sound in Washington country. within sight, good looks explodes in a secular paradise created through sculptors George and David Lewis and in Linda Cochran’s beautiful backyard of exotics. go the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Vancouver Island and potter Robin Hopper’s “Anglojapanadian” forest wonderland. benefit from the refined mixing of texture and color in painter Eva Diener’s Sunshine Coast botanical backyard. recognize the genius of Robert and Birgit Bateman’s inspiring house on Salt Spring Island, Des and Sandy Kennedy’s fairy-tale wooded area condominium and backyard on Denman Island, and Kathy Leishman’s backyard of refinement for all seasons on Bowen Island. In downtown Vancouver, Glen Patterson indulges his ardour for alpines and conifers in his excellent third-storey roof backyard. somewhere else within the urban, Pam Frost’s eye for color and association transports the viewer out of the city into the chic, whereas at the Saanich Peninsula, writers Lorna Crozier and Patrick Lane converse with love and eloquence in their backyard, and in verse, too.
Accompanied by way of breathtaking images, those gardeners and their tales will encourage all who like to paint with plants.
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