It’s March, that means soon it will be April, and then after that it’s pure green garden season.
Need some inspiration? I got you covered. Recently I was asked to review Judy Condon’s book “Simply Country Gardens”. The book is 500 color photographs from 21 family homes in Georgia, North Carolina, Illinois, Ohio, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, Pennsylvania, New York and Maryland.
The book really is a true “picture book” as from beginning to end it’s full of collages on every page from the gardens. In the back of the book you can find little blurbs on each family and more about their green yards and farmhouses.
The houses are beautiful, the gardens are lush, they scream “Simply Country” down to every single ornament you’ll see (you’ll see many decorations!).
I do wish there would have been at least one urban landscape garden featured. I know the book is titled “Simply Country Gardens” but that doesn’t mean there aren’t gardens in the country that are using urban gardening techniques. Also I would have loved to seen some more vegetables growing along side these gardens. Being a urban gardener, I’m more into practical functionality than ornamental decorations, so it’s nice sometimes to be able to see something a little different as I could be inspired to take some of these country ideas and then put a big city spin on it. I’m hoping in Judy’s next book she will branch out into Urban Gardens. Speaking of… stop on over Judy!
So tell me, did you get any inspiration from these gardens? Let me know your ideas!