Holley at Roses and Other Gardening Joys invites gardeners near and far to share their favorite gardening book on the 20th of each month.
This month I've picked one of my all time favorite design books:
This is one of those books where you read a little and say, 'Hmm, I never thought of it like that'.
I LOVE the illustrations and this book has hundreds to drool over.
Besides excellent text and photos, Scott & Lauren Ogden have 37 plant lists with hundreds of plants for difficult areas. My favorite; dry shade for southern gardens.
Their writing style contains personal stories of plants, gardens, and both good and bad experiences with garden design trends. I like that.
This is a large book, almost the size for a coffee table. I leave mine out just to flip through when I need some inspiration.
Published in 2008 by Timber Press, I think you will enjoy a copy, especially if you garden in the West and enjoy the look of native grasses mixed with other perennials.
A special note of thanks to the gardener who gave me this copy:
Cindy at From My Corner of Katy...a fabulous gardener and friend.
All for now. Visit the other books at Holley's website.
She's over on my favorite's list as well.
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