The Southern Garden: A Book Review

The Southern Garden: A Book Review

  By Brenda Hyde

The Southern Garden

by Editors of Southern Accents and Lydia Longshore

Published by Bulfinch Press, 192 pages

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The Southern Garden is a book of garden inspiration to read while sipping tea and jotting down notes. It brought back memories for me of my Aunt Florence's Tennessee garden and my Uncle Harrison bragging about those sweet Southern watermelons. Southern gardeners I know make the most of their extended season and they love sharing tidbits of how they grow their beautiful gardens!

In this book from the editors of Southern Accents you'll find chapters on:

-Formal Gardens

-Cottage Gardens

-Lawns, Hedges, and Trees

-Tropical Gardens

-Garden Ornamentation

-Water Features

-Designing with Plants

The Southern Garden shares the stories of Southern gardeners and their gardens-their inspiration, their histories and their secrets. The photographs are amazing and the descriptions are lavish. You will feel as though you are on a lovely garden tour without having to leave your home.

You'll learn what Beck Thompson charts in her garden diary, why Mary Zahl plants parsley among her perennials, and how George Weymouth created an outdoor "room" for his hollyhocks. The Southern Garden also shares tips on antique roses, companion planting and planning color for your garden.

Learning to grow and care for plants best suited for your zone is essential to a successful garden. What better way to do that then to learn from those who have already faced the challenges you will face? The Southern Garden introduces you to these gardeners and you'll find yourself inspired to learn more as you read about their special gardens!

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