Titolo: Gardens of the Garden State
Casa editrice: The Monacelli Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2014
Condizione libro: New
Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: New Jersey is full of gardens, from the huge growing fields that bring New Yorkers fresh tomatoes, corn, and blueberries to the many arboretums and county parks throughout the state. Here the focus is on outstanding public gardens, such as Greenwood Gardens, a uniquely American example of arts and crafts design, and magnificent private gardens by well-known firms including Innocenti and Webel, Ferruchio Vitali, and Fernando Caruncho. A temperate climate makes it possible to grow a wide range of plants, while a complex topography-including mountains, rolling hills, flat basins, and the scrubby Pine Barrens-demands diverse approaches to design. Featured are gardens throughout the state-from a wildlife garden filled with frogs and butterflies and a lighthouse garden near Cape May, to elegant formal gardens of Short Hills, Bernardsville, and Oldwick, to Skylands, with its magnificent specimen trees, extensive woodland and rock gardens, and a noted lilac collection close to the New York border. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_1580933742
Riassunto: A glorious photographic tour of the public and private gardens of New Jersey?from historic formal gardens of former estates, to suburb gardens, horticulturists? havens, and fresh takes on front yards.
The most densely populated state in the nation and one of the original thirteen, home to the largest public iris garden in the country, and the glacier-swept endpoint of the last Ice Age?for Nancy Berner and Susan Lowry, who look to gardens as an entry to the history and culture of a region, New Jersey presents an array of surprising diversity. Its temperate climate makes it possible to grow a wide range of plants, while its complex topography?ranging from mountains to rolling hills and flat basins, the scrubby Pine Barrens and the rich Coastal Plain?demands innovative approaches to design.
The twenty-eight selected gardens?from Skylands, with its specimen trees, woodland and rock gardens, and lilac collection close to the New York border, to the elegant formal gardens of Short Hills, Bernardsville, and Oldwick, to a wildlife garden filled with frogs and butterflies and a lighthouse garden near Cape May?illustrate the ways in which New Jersey?s long garden traditions are upheld to this day. Gemma and Andrew Ingalls? stunning photographs bring out the manifold ways in which a garden might speak to us in its owner?s or designer?s voice, expressing a particular point of view.
Nancy Berner and Susan Lowry are a highly regarded garden writing team, successfully collaborating on the Garden Guide to New York City and Gardens of the Hudson Valley.
Gemma and Andrew Ingalls, of Ingalls Photography, are well-known garden and landscape photographers who have collaborated with many landscape architects and garden writers.
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