paper, 143 p., $24.95
Calling ornament the "soul of the garden," prolific author Roy Strong illustrates a variety of objects that can be used in a garden as a focal point, providing a personal and unique touch. Wonderful photos throughout Ornament in the Small Garden provide many creative and often amusing approaches to ornamenting. The most wonderful aspect of this book is just not its cataloging of ornament, but its description of the context of ornament in gardens, with drawings and other illustrations. Of course, there is nothing quite like a painted (purple!) dead tree to make your garden unconventional! This book is quite a resource to exercise your imagination in thinking about your garden in new and different ways.
— Barbara Mahany, library volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden