paper, 288 pp., $19.95
Tour 45 inspiring gardens in this colorful survey of home landscapes across America. The staff of Better Homes and Gardens has gathered together images that will delight every garden lover, emphasizing that Americans express their imagination and individualism in ornamental gardening. Ranging in style, as well as size, from elegantly formal estates to inviting places with cottage charm, these sites are noteworthy for their tasteful design. This book is full of valuable tips on design, plant selection, companion plantings, and culture.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden