Making Gardens Works of Art: Creating Your Personal Paradise

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Sasquatch Books, 2002 - Gardening - 127 pages
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Walking into Keeyla Meadows garden, you are struck by the sheer exuberance of plants and greeted by a riot of color that flows gracefully throughout the space. In this beautiful new book, an award-winning garden designer and artist shows how to turn a gardener into an artist and a garden into a work of art. Keeyla uses her own fanciful garden to illustrate key artistic concepts such as working with harmonies and contrasts in color selection, organization of shapes in space, and placement of garden features to transform the average garden into an artistic world. Budding garden artists everywhere will love the 120 full-color detailed photographs of the authors garden, which has been featured in Sunset, Metropolitan Home, and Fine Gardening. Making Gardens Works of Art frees both the garden and the gardener -- and neither will be the same again.

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About the author (2002)

Keeyla Meadows holds a bachelor's degree from the California Institute of the Arts, a master's degree in sculpture from the University of California at Berkeley, and has completed post-graduate studies at the Whitney Museum of American Art. For over thirty years she has run a full-service landscaping company, Keeyla Meadows Gardens and Art, in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she also has a gallery that shows her sculpture, paintings, furniture, and planters for the garden. Her garden has appeared on "Good Morning America" and "Grow It!", and has been featured in "Sunset, Metropolitan Home, Fine Gardening", and "Horticulture". She teaches classes and lectures on garden topics at her home and at local nurseries and garden events. She has been applauded for her pioneering work in making gardens large-scale works of art and has published numerous articles about color and the garden in magazines and newspapers. Her photographs have been published in many garden magazines, including "Sunset" and "Fine Gardening". Keeyla's previous book is "Making Gardens Works of Art" (Sasquatch Books 2002).

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