We recently revamped the entrance room to the
condo and now we have a library. Happy day!
As I was going through the books, deciding what goes where, I came across so many great titles that I wanted to share with you. Sometimes, I will share what I am reading as part of a design project or research. Or it may be a book that fits my mood, caught my attention or I think is a book of value for any gardener or garden historian.
I hope I share a few titles that are new to you or perhaps deserve a second look. Can we ever have too many garden books? I think not!
The first book I want to add to the Garden Library is a book I mentioned in a previous blog I created, The Historic Midwest Garden. I had three blogs, one too many. So, this season, I will include trips to historic gardens, notes on historic garden design, designers and plants. I digress. Introducing
Restoring American Gardens – An Encyclopedia of Heirloom Ornamental Plants 1640-1940. Denise Wiles Adams
Historic American Garden Design
Reading the Historic Landscape
Gardens and Architecture: Design Styles for Historic American Building Types
Gardens and Geography: Ornamental Garden Traditions from Maine to Oregon
Encyclopedia of Heirloom Ornamental Plants including heirloom trees, ornamental shrubs, vines, herbaceous plants and rose to name a few.