With the “stay-at-home” mandate that so many of us are experiencing, there has been more time than usual for reading. This month’s book is “Garden Inspirations” by Charlotte Moss, who is a designer, author, and philanthropist. This book is a tour through her own garden in East Hampton, New York.
In this book, Charlotte walks you through all her garden rooms. How I love sketches and diagrams of gardens. I would dearly love to draw a layout of my own gardens. Maybe when I retire I’ll have time for that.
I love roses, so I was particularly interested in her rose garden. I so agree with Charlotte, that roses are a MUST in any garden.
I’ll walk you through Charlotte’s book and treat you to a collection of her stunning and colorful photos of her garden rooms.
The kitchen garden, or “potager” is overflowing with herbs, terra-cotta towers, and fruit trees.
Solo containers, and groupings of pots and planters are used on the porch, terrace, or in the garden.
Charlotte’s garden room, is where she not only arranges flowers, but keeps her collections of containers and baskets.
In this book, Charlotte offers page after page of her flower arrangements. A wealth of ideas for those who like to create floral arrangements for your home.
As I said, page after page of floral arrangements.
A stunning arrangement made from Golden Rod (considered by many to be a common fall weed), in a beautiful silver urn.
And arrangements she has made from storm damage. This book has taught me how to “think outside the box” when looking for materials to use in an arrangement.
There is a section of the book where Charlotte shares table settings and menus for entertaining, many of which were enjoyed on her terrace.
There’s another interesting section about women in history who greatly influenced gardening.
And lastly, another beautiful section highlighting famous gardens that Charlotte has visited from around the world.
This is a wonderful book covering gardening from many angles. It is a nearly 300-page book, full of gorgeous photos that stimulate many creative ideas, that can be applied to your own home and garden. My one and only disappointment with the book, is that it doesn’t provide enough detail for the many photos. Other than that, it is a great book to add to your gardening library and a reasonable buy on Amazon. I purchased a used book, making it a great deal.