He describes his idea of pleasure gardens as an aesthetic that cannot deny the urbanization of our world and the “green movement.”
The book joyfully and respectfully illuminates amateur gardeners and their work.
He says, “These gardens not only concern themselves with reaching their own best level of sustainability in water usage, plant choices, local ecology, and preservation of resources, but they are also aesthetically delightful.”
Stephen has energetically and thoughtfully curated a collection of exciting, cutting-edge gardens for us to explore.
Likewise, you will use the book as a working reference: there are plant lists, hardscaping ideas and soil amendment tips.
In Chapter 12's Gardening the Street, you can see some of the judging day's green-garden streetscape images and learn about the urban gardeners' successes and challenges.
Tomorrow's Garden Book Party
I did ask an admiring guest to take a picture of Stephen and me. But sadly, she was no Annie Leibovitz. In fact, there is no image at all of the two of us. L sigh…