Beauty by Design: Inspired Gardening in the Pacific Northwest

Beauty by Design: Inspired Gardening in the Pacific Northwest

by Bill Terry, Rosemary Bates


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In this treasure trove of ideas, eleven inspired artists of the garden share their stories, their secrets, and their passion for gardening. Landscape is the canvas. Foliage, flowers, rocks, water, and other bounties of nature are the materials. With plants, objects, art, and artifice, they create magical spaces, engage our senses, and summon forth pure delight. Accompanied by breathtaking photographs, these gardeners and their stories will inspire all who love to paint with plants as well as offer enchantment for seasoned gardeners and beginners alike. You will never look at a garden the same way again.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781771510127
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
Publication date: 09/28/2013
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 7.25(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Bill Terry is a retired CBC executive, and the author of Blue Heaven, Beyond Beauty, and co-author of Beauty by Design. He lives on BC's Sunshine Coast with his wife Rosemary.

Born in Toronto, Rosemary Bates spent much of her life working as a print journalist in Winnipeg and Toronto. She later became a producer at the CBC of current affairs and arts programs, including The Arts Report and The Arts Tonight. As co-author of Beauty by Design she joins her husband, Bill Terry, in writing the stories of passionate gardeners.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 A Garden for All Seasons Kathy Leishman on Bowen Island 5

2 Windcliff Dan Hinkley on the Kitsap Peninsula 23

3 The Landscape Is Within Me Eva Diener on the Sunshine Coast 45

4 Nature by Design Robin Hopper on Vancouver Island 65

5 Pacific Frost Pam Frost in Vancouver 85

6 Making Pleasing Places Robert Birgit Bateman on Salt Spring Island 103

7 A Garden Is a Poem Patrick Lane Lorna Crazier on Vancouver Island 121

8 Still Dreaming of Paradise George David Lewis on Bainbridge Island 135

9 Brazen Beauty Linda Cochran on Bainbridge Island 149

10 The Gift to Be Free Des and Sandy Kennedy on Denman Island 167

11 The Man Who Loves Conifers Glen Patterson in Vancouver 181

Endnotes 199

Plant Index 201

Acknowledgments 206

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