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MAR-APR 2018

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40 slmag.net Bibliotaph... Spring Gleaning Avid gardener and author Gisela Keil partnered with commercial photographer J├╝rgen Becker to capture 365 photos of some of the world's most exquisite gardens. Each image is accompanied by planting tips and techniques and botanical facts. Gisela Keil - A Year in the Garden: 365 Inspirational Gardens and Garden Tips - Hardcover, 744 pages, Prestel Publishing (randomhouse.com) is photo series is photographer Kenji Toma's homage to botanical illustrations found in flower encyclopedias of the 19th century. Before the advent of color photography, images were illustrated with the purpose of replicating the botanic subject as close to reality as possible. Toma is interested in doing the exact opposite with the photographic medium. e result is a highly contemporary and fascinating revival of the concept of the botanical encyclopedia. Kenji Toma - e Most Beautiful Flowers - Hardcover, 196 pages, Kehrer Verlag (kehrerverlag.com) Nationally recognized landscape designer Susan Morrison draws on her years of experience to show you how to take advantage of a small yard. Her tips are supplemented by photos of small gardens of varying designs found throughout the country. Susan Morrison - e Less Is More Garden: Big Ideas for Designing Your Small Yard - Hardcover, 256 pages, Timber Press (timberpress.com) A collection of images by photographer Claire Takacs of more than sixty of the world's most beautiful gardens, from iconic public spaces to contemplative private places. Claire Takacs - Dreamscapes: Inspiration and Beauty in Gardens Near and Far - Hardcover, 304 pages, Hardie Grant Books (chroniclebooks.com) Compiled by Victoria Chase

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