I used to love watching P. Allen Smith when he was on TV. He may still be on TV, does anyone know? Many years ago when he was the speaker at a spring garden tour in Macon, Georgia, I drove down with a friend to attend the tour and hear him speak. I was so impressed with how down-to-earth and nice he was. Over the years I’ve purchase a number of his books and the one I’m sharing today is my favorite because it’s about his home and garden, a home he saved from being torn down.
In the BNOTP Library: P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home: Creating a Garden for Everyday Living
Author: P. Allen Smith
Hardcover: 224 pages
Book size: 11.1 x 8.8 x 1 inches
3 Things I Like About This Book:
- This book is all about P. Allen Smith’s amazing feat of having a 1904 Colonial Revival Cottage that was about to be torn down moved to an historic neighborhood, then designing and building the most amazing gardens all around it.
- You don’t see the inside of the home in this book because the focus is on designing and creating the beautiful garden “rooms” that surround the home. I think this was the first time I really understand what creating a “room” in the garden meant. The Before and After pictures are absolutely amazing!
- This book has a lot of practical advice for the gardener, especially if you want to learn how a garden is planned and designed. If you love gardening, you will love this book. I only dream of having a garden like the one that Allen creates! This book also made me want to have chickens running around in the garden. 🙂
You can see some of his garden in this wonderful video:
You can read more about this book, P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home: Creating a Garden for Everyday Living and preview it at Amazon where I normally buy my books, via the picture link below.
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