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The Private Gardens of Charleston

Beyond the magnificent old walls and gates of Charleston's distinguished historic homes lie lush, private gardens. The Private Gardens of Charleston presents a detailed view of twenty-five of these spaces in color photographs and essays that explore the diversity of gardening interests and styles, ranging from the elegant distinction of a "typical" Charleston garden—narrow, shady, and verdant and accented with the glorious color of azaleas and camellias—to an exotic garden containing a rare collection of tropical palms.

Louisa Pringle Cameron presents the story of each garden with perception and intelligence, describing its background and unique artistry. She provides useful information on a variety of plants, trees, and gardening techniques that are successful in this region. The owners tell of their achievements and mistakes, offer solutions to design and other challenges, and recall the personal and social joys a garden can inspire.

Complementing the text are Cameron's vibrant color photographs, which capture texture, design, and ornamentation of the gardens in detailed perspectives, as well as inviting views from porches and walkways. The Private Gardens of Charleston offers an intimate tour of places that are rarely seen by the public, making it an ideal volume for those who love gardening, landscape design, and the beauty of nature.

9781611171457 : the-private-gardens-of-charleston-cameron
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