The Artful Garden

I picked this up on a whim because of the gorgeous cover.  It turns out to be a reflection on how gardening can be inspired by the arts, from painting to sculpture.  Despite the glorious photos of beautiful houses and gardens, it’s really a philosophical look at the art of garden design.  No plant lists here, it’s all about rhythm, light, negative and positive space, color and form.  Intriguing, but beyond my capabilities.  Nevertheless, I discovered some new names – who is Martha Schwarz, who covered her front garden with purple gravel and dozens of bagels?? – including the author himself.

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