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Secret Gardens of Santa Fe

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Gloriously illustrated, this book goes behind garden walls to reveal 18 of the most beautiful private gardens in North America's second-oldest city, including one of the city's most venerable horticultural treasures, the public Bandelier Garden. The city's ancient cultural heritagethe intermingling of Native American, Latin, and Anglo presencesmakes its influence known her ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published October 15th 2004 by Rizzoli (first published September 15th 1997)
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Peter Tillman
Jul 11, 2016 Peter Tillman rated it it was amazing
Santa Fe is a pretty tough place to garden. At 7,000 feet, the growing season is short, winds are high, and a five-year drought has made watering your garden politically incorrect.

Nevertheless, serious gardeners persevere, and some of the better results are documented here. It helps to be rich, to have a private well, to have a gardener -- best if you have all three. The color photo reproductions here are simply splendid. The text ranges from OK to pretty good (but who buys flower-porn for the t
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Stephany
Aug 18, 2007 Stephany rated it it was amazing
When I want to relax, I leaf through this book. If I had the money, I'd design a garden to look like one of these: colorful, lush, artistic, and secluded. This is a coffee table book you'll read over and over again. One of my all-time favorite books of landscape photography.
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