The Sensuous Garden

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Octopus Publishing Group, 2001 - Gardening - 160 pages
The sight of a graceful birch; the delicious scent of honeysuckle; the soft caress of billowing grass; the soothing trickle of a fountain; the sweetness of peas fresh from the pod: gardens excite all our senses and bring us into close contact with nature. Make the most of the sensory opportunities provided by every element in the garden, from the soil itself to the plants and wildlife to the walls, surfaces, and structures. Through evocative, sometimes startling photographs, along with highly personal and poetic writing, you'll become vividly aware of seasonal changes; of the agave as an astonishing piece of living sculpture; of light diffused through leaves; of the smoothness of seed beans ready for planting; of the raging red that brightens autumn leaves and ripe berries; of the crisp chill in the garden asleep for the winter. The words and images will resonate long after the covers are closed. A Selection of Garden Book Club. 9 1/2 X 10 1/4. All in Color

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This book would be enticing even if it consisted only of the lavish photographs, but it is the text that reminds us of why we garden and suggests ways to return to the basic pleasures. Don, a British ... Read full review

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