Desert Gardens

  • Title: Desert Gardens
  • Author: Gary Lyons
  • ISBN: 9780847821877
  • Page: 232
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Desert Gardens Whether explosive displays of columnar cacti and brilliant wildflowers cascading down sun bathed hillsides meditative botanical expressions of an organic spine laden geometry set within the quiet
    Whether explosive displays of columnar cacti and brilliant wildflowers cascading down sun bathed hillsides, meditative, botanical expressions of an organic, spine laden geometry set within the quiet, earthen walls of a Spanish colonial mission, or twilit, verdant groves evoking a prelapsarian topographythis book captures the numinous light and beauty of 18 unique and rarelWhether explosive displays of columnar cacti and brilliant wildflowers cascading down sun bathed hillsides, meditative, botanical expressions of an organic, spine laden geometry set within the quiet, earthen walls of a Spanish colonial mission, or twilit, verdant groves evoking a prelapsarian topographythis book captures the numinous light and beauty of 18 unique and rarely photographed private and public desert gardens between San Francisco and San Diego Featuring the most important desert garden in the world at the Huntington Botanical Gardens in San Marino, as well as the Moorten Botanical Gardens in Palm Springs, Balboa Park in San Diego, and many exquisite private gardens, the volume celebrates the sculpturesque charms of cacti, aloes, and other succulent flora that have adapted to the extreme conditions of the desert Combining spectacular garden views in idyllic settings and ravishingly beautiful images of particular specimens, with text by the renowned desert garden expert Gary Lyons that balances the poetics and technical aspects of this garden genre, the book serves as an inspirational guide to these horticultural treasures Because interest in desert gardens continues to grow dramatically, the book also includes the addresses and visiting hours of gardens open to the public, and provides a bibliography of what one needs to know in order to create one s own.

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    1. This fine large-format book covers public and private gardens in (mostly) coastal Southern California. Unusually for a coffee-table book, the text is more interesting than the photos. The photographs are quite nice, though the color-reproduction could be better. Author Lyons, formerly curator of the fabulous Huntington Desert Garden, is a marvelously knowledgeable, opinionated and entertaining writer. We learn that old Mr. Huntington didn't like cacti at all, due to some unfortunate prickly-pear [...]

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    2. I'm trying to come up with ideas for low-water, low-cost, and pretty (and shady!) desert landscaping (for AZ) and this book has some brilliant ideas! There are some many great photographs of beautiful, overgrown gardens that non-landscapers have created and they are inspiring. I'm excited to begin my own landscaping!

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    3. As John said when he leant it to me, more for dreaming over than actual planning, a lot of these are at mansions and have been tended for decades, even a century in the case of the Huntington. Still gives you a good idea of how big that succulent will get eventually.

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