Book Review: Gardenista: The Definitive Guide to Outdoor Spaces, by Michelle Slatalla
One of our favorite websites for home inspiration is Remodelista: Sourcebook for Considered Living. Its companion website, Gardenista: Sourcebook for Cultivated Living, appeals to our outdoor aesthetic, with posts on garden style, plants, seeds, projects, indoor gardens, outdoor gardens and more.
Michelle Slatalla, editor-in- chief of the website has produced a new book, Gardenista: The Definitive Guide to Outdoor Spaces which explores the premise that our homes’ outdoor spaces can, and should be as welcoming and carefully considered as our living rooms and that when treated as extensions of our homes, these spaces enrich our lives.
The book includes beautifully photographed tours of twelve different gardens; planting guides for a variety of climates; studies of more than a dozen outdoor structures including some remarkable chicken and lots of design ideas and do-it-yourself projects.
The book explores gardens as wells as accessories and furnishings, offering horticultural advice in terms of color and climate. This is a superb book, with artful color photographs and innovative gardening ideas using real homes and it’s inspirational in the true sense: you feel that many of the ideas are within your reach.
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