Abbeville Press, 1993, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First Edition
Featuring gardens, flowers and plants that appeal to our sense of sight, smell, touch and hearing, this volume aims to enhance the pleasures of both gardening and visiting gardens for the reader. The book offers a fresh approach to home garden design by showing how an appreciation of the sensuous qualities of plants enriches the time we spend outdoors and gardening. Organised by the five senses plus a sixth "intuitive" sense, the text is both inspirational and practical. The author, Jeff Cox, helps the gardener to discover his or her natural creativity and suggests ideas for designing marvellous gardens and selecting special plants. Jerry Pavia's photos capture the sensuous qualities of plants and gardens, and are intended to help the reader acquire a discerning eye for colour, form, and texture and to become aware of fragrances, sound, and even taste. All the photographs were specially commissions for this book and portray gardens in America, Canada, England, Scotland and France. The book contains descriptives charts of flowers and foliage listed by sensuous qualities, along with practical advice about selecting plants that appeal to our senses and have other use, such as potpourri, tea and natural medicines. 192 pages. Dust jacket has light fading to spine edge. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Horticulture::Gardening; United States; Gardening; ISBN: 1558593292. ISBN/EAN: 9781558593299. Inventory No: 229045.