By Bill Terry
You might by no means examine a backyard within the similar approach back. although now not a how-to publication, Beauty via Design is a treasure trove of principles and attraction for pro gardeners and rookies alike. 11 encouraged artists of the backyard percentage their tales, their secrets and techniques, and their ardour for gardening. panorama is the canvas. Foliage, flora, rocks, water, and different bounties of nature are the fabrics. With crops, items, paintings, and artifice, they bring magical areas, interact our senses, and summon forth natural delight.
Travel with invoice Terry and Rosemary Bates to those certain areas at the Pacific Northwest coast. stopover at Dan Hinkleys enchanted backyard, perched above the shore of Puget Sound in Washington nation. within sight, good looks explodes in a secular paradise created via sculptors George and David Lewis and in Linda Cochrans lovely backyard of exotics. move the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Vancouver Island and potter Robin Hoppers Anglojapanadian forest wonderland. benefit from the refined mixing of texture and color in painter Eva Dieners Sunshine Coast botanical backyard. appreciate the genius of Robert and Birgit Batemans inspiring house on Salt Spring Island, Des and Sandy Kennedys fairy-tale wooded area condo and backyard on Denman Island, and Kathy Leishmans backyard of refinement for all seasons on Bowen Island. In downtown Vancouver, Glen Patterson indulges his ardour for alpines and conifers in his amazing third-storey roof backyard. in other places within the urban, Pam Frosts eye for color and association transports the viewer out of the city into the chic, whereas at the Saanich Peninsula, writers Lorna Crozier and Patrick Lane communicate with love and eloquence in their backyard, and in verse, too.
Accompanied by means of breathtaking images, those gardeners and their tales will motivate all who like to paint with plants.