Private Gardens of Georgia

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Gibbs Smith, 2008 - Gardening - 182 pages
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The Private Gardens of Georgia is a tour of thirty of the most beautiful gardens across Georgia, and shows how each has evolved into a place of charm and tranquility. These private oases illustrate unique plant and terrain differences at all seasons of the year and reveal the unique diversity found from the mountains to the piedmont and south Georgia, to the coast and the Golden Isles. Along with a brief history of each garden is fascinating information on the extensive diversity of plant materials that are suitable not only to these regions of Georgia, but to other areas in the southeastern United States.

 

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Beautiful book

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Beautiful book that has lots of pictures and information on special gardens of individuals in Georgia. Great coffee table book. Love this book and would recommend. Read full review

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Contents

A CITY GARDEN
13
BLACK BANKS
17
A COASTAL GARDEN
23
IRIS COURT
31
A SOUTHERN GARDEN
35
A GARDEN FOR ENTERTAINING
39
JARDINS DES COEURS
45
BANKSHAVEN
51
A HISTORIC GARDEN
99
THE GARDEN OF POETRY AND PROSE
105
AN INTIMATE GARDEN
113
A GARDEN FOR ALL SEASONS
117
THE BOXWOODS GARDEN
123
A ROSE GARDEN
131
A RIVER GARDEN
137
A 1920s GARDEN
143

THE AUTHORS GARDEN
59
A COURTYARD GARDEN
67
A GARDEN TO LIVE IN
71
A WALLED GARDEN
77
AN OLD GARDEN
81
BELLA FIORE
87
A GARDEN OF ROOMS
93
A FORMAL GARDEN
149
A GARDEN SURPRISE
155
AN UNEXPECTED SPLENDOR
159
A CLASSICAL GARDEN
167
AN ENCHANTING FRENCH GARDEN
171
A GARDEN WITH A VIEW
179
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About the author (2008)

Polly McLeod Mattox is a native of lowcountry South Carolina who has lived most of her life in Georgia where her daughter and co-author, Helen Mattox Bost, was born. Mother and daughter are both interior designers who share a deep appreciation of Southern gardens. She is an avid gardener and lives in LaGrange, Georgia. Helen Bost graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in English. Erica George Dines is a freelance photographer whose reputation has grown as a prominent southern editorial photographer of environments. Her focus is on gardens, interiors, exteriors and portrait projects throughout the Southeast, where she is a regular contributor to regional and national lifestyle publications. She lives in Atlanta.

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