A big lucious book. Chock full of fabulous information, and lots of pictures as illustrations. Zones are included for every suggestion and the plants talked about are listed in the margins for easy reference, fast lookup too!
Here is a excerpt chosed at random:
'The fluffy flowers that perfume the air for weeks in the late spring are followed by long golden seedpods in winter that look as though they had been hung there by a very patient artist.'
This is a description of a superb, but messy small tree, the
Water gardens are not pretentious, and are shown with the smallest little fountain and catchbasin all the way to Stourhead,UK.
No matter the size of your desire for a water garden, this book gives the MAGIC FORMULA for balancing pond water, and clear no nonsense directions to choosing some plants in or around the pond.
All the different chapters are treated with care and respect to the ultimate gardener, you. The author, Jacqueline He'riteau is a consummate garden writer who is able to understand the incredible visions of us and translate them to your garden.
The book was written with love and an incredible amount of knowledge and forethought. It is not just a typical landscaping book of large gardens and pat plans, but more of a how to achieve a real glorious look in the way you desire, and the path to follow to accomplish it.
For the landscaper in us, with large or small gardens and the vision of completed mature gardens in our minds, this is a most wonderful treasured book.