Our Life in Gardens
With these words, the renowned garden designers Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrowd begin t ...more
If there is any fault, not that this is one, it would be that many of the tales told in this book, are repeated lore from their ...more
The admiration and genial frustration from critics-cum-amateur gardeners is palpable in the positive reviews of Our Life in Gardens. They take heart from the knowledge that these master gardeners face the same hurdles as most casual horticulturists, but a hint of jealousy creeps through in comments like this from the San Francisco Chronicle: "Eck and Winterrowd don't say how much outside help they have -- a frustrating omission for gardeners who exhaust themselves trying to keep up much smaller...more
A leitura deste livro deu-me um grande prazer e, quando terminei, foi como se tivesse novos amigos e conhecesse o jardim de North Hill, situado no frio estado de Vermont, nos Estados Unidos. Os autores são definitivamente apaixonados por plantas e jar ...more
Gardeners never seem to have enough "garden books." Joe and Wayne's should be added to your collection. Not only are there 'how to' tips, but also plant lore with personal experiences - even warm and fuzzy feelings at times! Such green marvels! From their Vermont garden to various horticultural escapades - including cooking - you can't help learning more.
This is a book to enjoy - humor and sensitivity in all things growing.
With the science, humanity and horticulture sense, this ...more
The authors are INCREDIBLY POMPOUS!!! It is really weird; this book reads like it was written by some British gentleman circa 1904. The language is so stuffy, arrogant, and waxing poetic in the cheesiest of manners, that after awhile, I k ...more
"There is a stately single specimen of 'Elegantissima' that provides a full stop to the rose path before the stones turn and become the back woodland walk."
They talk a lot about rare hybrids and plants they li ...more
I am still reading this one off and on between other books. I wish I could see the incredilbe gardens described! Which reminds me, the botanical drawings at the beginning of each chapter are lovely, worthy of the care and detail put into the book ...more
Chapters are by topic (e.g., Hellebores) in alphabetical order.
Worth reading more than once.
I read the library copy, but worth buying.