By Bill Terry,Rosemary Bates

You might by no means examine a backyard within the similar manner back. notwithstanding no longer a “how-to” publication, Beauty via Design is a treasure trove of rules and attraction for pro gardeners and newbies alike. 11 encouraged artists of the backyard proportion their tales, their secrets and techniques, and their ardour for gardening. panorama is the canvas. Foliage, plants, rocks, water, and different bounties of nature are the fabrics. With vegetation, gadgets, artwork, and artifice, they convey magical areas, interact our senses, and summon forth natural delight.

Travel with invoice Terry and Rosemary Bates to those distinct areas at the Pacific Northwest coast. stopover at Dan Hinkley’s enchanted backyard, perched above the shore of Puget Sound in Washington country. within reach, attractiveness explodes in a secular paradise created via sculptors George and David Lewis and in Linda Cochran’s wonderful backyard of exotics. move the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Vancouver Island and potter Robin Hopper’s “Anglojapanadian” wooded area 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 area on Salt Spring Island, Des and Sandy Kennedy’s fairy-tale wooded area residence 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 impressive third-storey roof backyard. in other places within the urban, Pam Frost’s eye for color and association transports the viewer out of the city into the elegant, whereas at the Saanich Peninsula, writers Lorna Crozier and Patrick Lane communicate with love and eloquence in their backyard, and in verse, too.

Accompanied by means of breathtaking pictures, those gardeners and their tales will encourage all who like to paint with plants.

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