As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast:
Today's book recommendation: Gardens Are for People by Thomas Church
Church is one of the most influential American landscape architects of the twentieth century.
Church's ideas on the 'modern' landscape revolutionized residential landscape design; changing the look of the suburban back yard. His notion that the suburban backyard should be an extension of the house, essentially creating an outdoor room, was revolutionary.
Gardens Are for Peoplecontains the essence of Thomas Church's design philosophy and much practical advice. His four design principles include:
The book is loaded with photographs of some of the 2,000 gardens designed by Church.
It was Thomas Church who said:
"When your garden is finished I hope it will be more beautiful that you anticipated, require less care than you expected, and have cost only a little more than you had planned."
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