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4.0 out of 5 stars Stylish coffee table book
Heidi Gildemeister's first book was an alphabetical list of mediterranean plants, very thorough and very beautifully presented. This second book makes no attempt (thank goodness) to improve on the first, instead offers a look at "types" of gardens that have proven successful in Mediterranean climates, offering advice on how this can be copied in your own garden. A...
Published on 11 Jun 2008 by Genine

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3.0 out of 5 stars sound advice on drought-resistant gardening
Following her excellent first book, mediterranean gardening, a waterwise approach, I felt rather let down by this second book. For my taste, too much text is based on her personal opinion and taste rather than on how to achieve success. Gardeners wanting to create a worthwhile garden under trying, dry circumstances are not (in my opinion) looking for a style guru, but...
Published on 12 May 2008 by Candice Penny


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Stylish coffee table book, 11 Jun 2008
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This review is from: Gardening the Mediterranean Way: Practical Solutions for Summer-dry Climates (Hardcover)
Heidi Gildemeister's first book was an alphabetical list of mediterranean plants, very thorough and very beautifully presented. This second book makes no attempt (thank goodness) to improve on the first, instead offers a look at "types" of gardens that have proven successful in Mediterranean climates, offering advice on how this can be copied in your own garden. A beautifully presented book, wonderful lush photographs, and interesting pose. I love to flick through the pages and gain inspiration for my own garden.
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3.0 out of 5 stars sound advice on drought-resistant gardening, 12 May 2008
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This review is from: Gardening the Mediterranean Way: Practical Solutions for Summer-dry Climates (Hardcover)
Following her excellent first book, mediterranean gardening, a waterwise approach, I felt rather let down by this second book. For my taste, too much text is based on her personal opinion and taste rather than on how to achieve success. Gardeners wanting to create a worthwhile garden under trying, dry circumstances are not (in my opinion) looking for a style guru, but rather practical, encouraging advice.
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