Bonnie Trust Dahan
Distributed by Southern Publishers Group
THIS gorgeous coffee-table
style book is targeted at international city dwellers, but you don't
need a loft or apartment to appreciate it. Gardenhome - City
also offers a wealth of wonderful ideas for anyone wanting
to create a touch of garden style indoors during the cooler months.
A mix of gardening, interior
design and floral art, Gardenhome - City suggests new and
innovative ways to decorate your home with flowers, foliage, fruits
and sculptural seedpods.
of the ideas might prove too modern and minimalist for most gardeners'
tastes, but there are lots of vibrant combinations for those of
us who prefer full-on floral colour, from Iceland poppies in pretty
glass vases to bold red bromeliads in latte bowls. And who would
have thought that purple kale and hundreds of little lime-green
chrysanthemums could make such an effective dinner table decoration?
The photography is stunning
too, with extensive, informative captions. And thankfully, unlike
many similar floral design books, the photos are clear, rather than
soft-focus, making it easy to replicate the ideas featured.
- City is an excellent sourcebook, and one you'll enjoy dipping
into time and again for floral inspiration for special occasions
or just to lift your spirits when it's too wet and cold to get your
hands into the soil outdoors.
Gardener, Issue 97, April 25-May 8, 2002, Page 28
Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH