Our Life in Gardens (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Feb 22, 2010 - Gardening - 336 pages
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This is the third book we have written together, though separately we have written others . . . But to say ‘written separately’ makes no sense, for when two lives have been bent for so many years on one central enterprise—in this case, gardening—there really is no such thing as separately.”

With these words, the renowned garden designers Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrowd begin their entertaining, fascinating, and unexpectedly moving book about the life and garden they share. The book contains much sound information about the cultivation of plants and their value in the landscape, and invaluable advice about Eck and Winterrowd’s area of expertise: garden design. There are chapters about the various parts of their garden, and sections about particular plants—roses and lilacs, snowdrops and cyclamen—and vegetables. The authors also discuss the development of their garden over time, and the dark issue that weighs more and more on their minds: its eventual decline and demise. Our Life in Gardens is a deeply satisfying perspective on gardening, and on life.


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User Review  - Rich - Goodreads

A fine series of essays on gardens and plants and a lot more. Read full review

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User Review  - Denise Rolon - Goodreads

If only this book included color photographs, I think I might have loved it. As it is though, I am sorry to say it was just downright boring for me. I think the stories are lovingly crafted and with ... Read full review

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Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrowd are the co-authors of The Year at North Hill: Four Seasons in a Vermont Garden and Living Seasonally: The Kitchen and the Table at North Hill. They are co-founders of the garden design firm North Hill, and live in Vermont.

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