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Gardening with Nature
There's a new American revolution brewing against traditional, English-inspired landscapes. Pioneered by renowned landscape designers James van Sweden and Wolfgang Oehme, it's called the New American Style, and it's easily recognized for its rich use of plants and lush ornamental grasses. In Gardening with Nature, James van Sweden -- who counts Oprah Winfrey and David Brin ...more
Paperback, 207 pages
Published February 3rd 2004 by Watson-Guptill Publications
(first published November 4th 1997)
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James Van Sweden is one of my favorite gardening book authors. I like both his design style and also how he educates and pushes the reader to use their senses. This unfortunately is not one of his better books. Most of the book is dedicated to specific gardens he designed. Each is allotted about 3 pages which is insufficient to really understand the design. Garden layouts are provided with numbered plant keys but I was not able to visualize the gardens well.