Glorious Indoor Gardens

Glorious Indoor Gardens
Author: 
Michele Driscoll Alioto
Publisher: 
Stewart, Tabori & Chang
Publication Date: 
2002
ISBN: 
1-584-79193-4

cloth, 145 p., $35

Overall, this book seems to be designed for the coffee table — pretty to look at, but devoid of any real content. The illustrations are inviting and draw the reader in.

Several chapters in Glorious Indoor Gardens are for the designer, not the gardener, and are dedicated to furnishings and antiques. This vein continues with an entire chapter dedicated to private conservatories, something most average gardeners cannot afford.

Actually, only a small portion of the content might appeal to most horticulturally inclined readers, such as the sections on creating an affordable greenhouse and indoor lighting. Overall, this book is a disappointment, except for those readers with the time and funds to carry out the grander plans described in this work.

— Al Kamikow, Volunteer and Master Gardener, Chicago Botanic Garden

Volume: 
5
Number: 
1