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Private Gardens of the Bay Area

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Seasoned garden writers Susan Lowry and Nancy Berner, along with leading landscape photographer Marion Brenner, tour more than thirty-five private gardens in the San Francisco Bay Area, illuminating the unrivalled beauty of Northern California--the breadth of the sky, the quality of the light, the sparkle of the Bay, the shapes of the hills--that has beckoned landscape des ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published October 17th 2017 by Monacelli Press
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Phyllis
Dec 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Because I live in the Bay Area, I was familiar with the various cities and towns where these gardens were located, and that made the book all the more enjoyable. Several of the beautiful gardens contained a variety of intriguing plantings, and many more pages could have been devoted to each of them. Lots of inspiration and ideas on the pages of this oversized book bursting with full-color photos and descriptions. I was surprised to see a friend of mine noted as the landscape designer of one of t ...more
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Jun 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gardening
sigh. i need acreage
Camille Pope
Mar 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
I would have rated this 5 stars if the photos had an overlay that identified the plants.
Lucy
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This beautiful book is recommended for anybody who likes gardens, gardening, and interesting plants. The area around San Francisco is very different from South Louisiana where I live so many plants are unfamiliar. Organized by area, it covers: The Peninsula, San Francisco, East Bay, and Marin/Sonoma/Napa, with from 8 to 15 in each group. Especially with the last group, I kept wondering if each garden survived the most recent devastating fires in the area.
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