A number of years ago I was guiding a small group of ladies, members of a visiting garden club, around our own garden. All was going along pleasantly, I thought, until there was a loud “But!” followed by a pause when I looked at the lady’s face, her mouth open and an expression which said, … Continue reading Yes, Gardening is Sexist and Personal!
The Private Gardens of SMI Landscape Architecture – edited by Jorge Sanchez It might not be immediately obvious what relevance or appeal a book on American gardens – almost all in Florida – would have for an Irish readership but the value of this book become obvious very quickly. Here we are presented with an … Continue reading Yes, I Could Live There!
Oh, sit back in your most comfortable chair; pour a strong coffee; open a box of the most delicious chocolates; browse this book and you will be in gardener’s heaven. From front cover to back this book is a dream and a delight; we cannot imagine that we will ever have a garden comparable … Continue reading The Making of Three Gardens
The show garden designer should not stray too far from the garden, we would imagine; it is the aim of his work but also the source of his inspiration and a detachment from the hands-on experience of working in a garden may leave the designer working in a vacuum with the danger that his creations … Continue reading The Art of Making Gardens