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The Authentic Garden: Five Principles for Cultivating a Sense of Place
 
 
Author
Claire E. Sawyers.
Publisher Timber Press  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 10.6 x 7.75 x 1 inches
ISBN 9780881928310
Pages/Publication Date 285/2007
Daedalus Item Code 12082
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What makes a garden authentic? American gardeners have tended to turn to other traditions—from Italy, Japan, or England, for example—for inspiration. The unhappy result of this piecemeal borrowing, says Claire Sawyers, longtime director of the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, has been gardens that bear little relationship to local landscapes and history. In this beautifully and abundantly illustrated book she explains how to create gardens that are both rooted in their surroundings and satisfying to their creators and owners. Sawyers identifies five principles that help instill a sense of authenticity: capture the sense of place, derive beauty from function, use humble or indigenous materials, marry the inside to the outside, and involve the visitor.
 
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