Marion Duckworth Smith The Romantic Garden

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The Romantic Garden

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Tour lush, beautiful gardens, and find inspiration and guidance for bringing the same charm and romance into your own yard. Lavish full-color photographs walk you through the extravagant gardens of the author’s historic home, showcasing their many surprises and special touches. Observe how to use flowers and foliage to create spectacular arrangements of color and texture, establish private nooks for intimate moments, and set up pleasant areas to sit in quiet conversation. Add birdhouses, sculptures, found treasures, water features, furniture, and other accessories for extra beauty. Make the most of your romantic haven with tips for alfresco entertaining and winter gardening. A Selection of the Country Homes & Gardens Book Club.

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Beauty and romance just seem to go together naturally, and nowhere is this delightful combination more rewarding or accessible than in the garden. Smith, a professional photographer, uses her unerring eye for color, composition, and detail to create a seemingly endless variety of enticing garden vignettes in this awe-inspiring guide to creating a romantic garden environment that is a feast for the eyes as well as a balm for the soul. With her marriage to the owner of the historic Lent Riker Smith Homestead, New York City's oldest private dwelling, the author embarked on a fairy-tale journey to develop a fantasy garden, one that could be both privately romantic and publicly inviting. From whimsical birdhouses and elegant benches to classic statuary and fanciful containers, Smith provides appealing and inspiring examples of the artistry in combining natural and man-made materials. A fertile imagination, Smith contends, may be even more important than a fertile soil when creating one's own tranquil and alluring garden interlude. Carol Haggas
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