Book List: Garden, Landscape, and Design Books I think I want….

I have an enormous amount of books tagged on various bookshop sites, but I think this is the top 5 “most desired” list for 2008. Is ihttp://greayer.com/studiog/?p=259&preview=truet good? Let me know if you have these books and if you think they are worth it.

#1 Crossing Boundaries: A Global Vision of Design
by Vicente Wolf – Apparently it talks a lot about developing your design eye and noticing details that make a place unique – particularly as you travel. Sounds like good eye candy…which I always like, and while it doesn’t seem like it has much in the way of gardens, it seems like it might help me capture the essence of places I have never been to as well as those I have.
Crossing Boundaries: A Global Vision of Design

#2 Garden Design Details
by Arne Maynard, Anne De Verteuil – The word details always intrigues me, details are always what makes ‘good’ go to ‘great’. Arne Maynard was introduced to me by a good friend when I was in design school as he one of his ‘design heroes’. So I am intrigued. Garden Design Details

#3 Seven Deadly Sins of Gardening: And the Vices and Virtues of Gardeners

by Toby Musgrave and Mike Calnan. Toby Musgrave authored one of my other favorite books, so maybe this is really good too? It sounds like garden history with a sexy, dark, quirky, eccentric side. I hope it is well written .
Seven Deadly Sins of Gardening: And the Vices and Virtues of Gardeners

#4 Professional Planting Design: An Architectural and Horticultural Approach for Creating Mixed Bed Plantings
by Scott C. Scarfone – It’s expensive, so it has to be good, right? If it has as much info as promised, I am not sure how I am currently living with out it.
Professional Planting Design: An Architectural and Horticultural Approach for Creating Mixed Bed Plantings

#5 Growing Hawaii’s Native Plants: A Simple Step-by-Step Approach for Every Species
by Kerin L. Lilleeng-Rosenberger. I came across this book while researching my 50 natives piece for Obama….and I am really quite intrigued. I have heard of almost nothing in the book, but apparently I might be able to grow it if I try.
Growing Hawaii’s Native Plants: A Simple Step-by-Step Approach for Every Species

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.
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