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Small gardens of Savannah and thereabouts
McDonald, Elvin.
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Publication Information:
Gretna, LA : Pelican Pub., [2003]

Physical Description:
159 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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SB466.U65 .S285 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Backyard Edens of Georgiaï¿1/2s prettiest city. This book celebrates 30 of Savannahï¿1/2s most beautiful small gardens and features horticultural blueprints and advice about what to plant.

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Library Journal Review

Established in 1733 by Gen. James Oglethorpe, Savannah, GA, is one of this country's most beautiful historical cities, famous for its architecture and gardens. Designed as a system of squares, with open spaces reserved for parks in the center of each square, Savannah also boasts equally beautiful, small private gardens nestled behind the gates and walls of the Georgian Colonial and Greek Revival homes. McDonald (deputy editor, Gardens & Outdoor Living at Better Homes & Gardens; coeditor with Marilyn Rogers, Ortho's All About Orchids) takes the reader on a tour of more than 30 of these charming plots, filled with colorful flowers and verdant semitropical plants. Chapters are divided by type of garden-e.g., walled, side, historical, rooftop, and container-and contain descriptions and photographs that are as lush as the gardens themselves. McDonald also includes a list of essential plants for the Southern gardener and a 12-month planting guide. Sure to inspire gardeners with limited space, as well as armchair gardeners who will enjoy being transported to this magical city, this is recommended for public libraries.-Phillip Oliver, Univ. of North Alabama Lib., Florence (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.