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Dry Gardens: High Style for Low Water Gardens
by Daniel Nolan ; photography by Caitlin Atkinson
foreword by Flora Grubb

Who knew dry could look so lush? San Francisco landscape designer Daniel Nolan presents 25 examples of drought-tolerant gardens of his and others’ designs with richly saturated photos by Caitlin Atkinson. Of the 18 projects in the “West” section covering California and Arizona, half are in SoCal, including a beautiful Bel Air estate by SAH/SCC Life Member Lisa Gimmy, ASLA. “South” looks at Florida, Louisiana, South Carolina, and Texas. Captions very helpfully mention specific species so readers know what to look for when considering their own gardens. Even though the focus is landscape, the architecture is front and center, as any good project integrates both elements. Unfortunately, architects are rarely acknowledged, mostly when they also designed the landscape. Unusual and welcome in this type of book is the addition of commercial projects, including wineries, a public park, a high-fashion boutique, and even a planned residential community. Two final small sections look at interior applications and container gardens.

Rizzoli New York; 2018; 224 pages; hardcover; $55.

 

 

 

 
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