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By Bill Terry,Rosemary Bates

You may possibly by no means examine a backyard within the related approach back. even though now not a “how-to” ebook, Beauty by means of Design is a treasure trove of principles and attraction for pro gardeners and rookies alike. 11 encouraged artists of the backyard proportion their tales, their secrets and techniques, and their ardour for gardening. panorama is the canvas. Foliage, plant life, rocks, water, and different bounties of nature are the fabrics. With vegetation, gadgets, paintings, and artifice, they convey 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 Hinkley’s enchanted backyard, perched above the shore of Puget Sound in Washington country. nearby, good looks explodes in a mundane paradise created by means of sculptors George and David Lewis and in Linda Cochran’s attractive backyard of exotics. pass the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Vancouver Island and potter Robin Hopper’s “Anglojapanadian” forest wonderland. benefit from the refined mixing of texture and color in painter Eva Diener’s Sunshine Coast botanical backyard. recognize the genius of Robert and Birgit Bateman’s inspiring area on Salt Spring Island, Des and Sandy Kennedy’s fairy-tale woodland condominium and backyard on Denman Island, and Kathy Leishman’s 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 Frost’s 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 converse with love and eloquence in their backyard, and in verse, too.

Accompanied by way of breathtaking photos, those gardeners and their tales will motivate all who like to paint with plants.

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