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The Collector's Garden

By Ken Druse

This beautiful book ... is a plant-lover's classic.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Now in paperback, this classic book invites gardeners into some of America's most fascinating private gardens. Through over 400 color photographs of 28 gardens across the country, Ken Druse shows how gardeners can "collect" plants for their pleasure, without sacrificing their devotion to the natural garden or abandoning good design. Listings of plant sources, societies, and organizations have been updated for this edition. The Collector's Garden is the recipient of the Garden Writers Association Quill & Trowel Award for Best Photography (Book), and The American Horticultural Society's Annual Book Award.

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Awards for this book: American Horticultural Society Book Award

Media reviews

"Here is help for plant collectors that also want good garden design."

—Joanne S. Carpender, National Gardener

"If you are looking for a book to give you ideas for your own garden, then The Collector's Garden must be purchased."

—John E. Bryan, Gardening Newsletter

"It's very easy to be inspired by this book."

—Sherie Schmader, Recorder Community Newspapers

"This would be a great book to curl up with and savor, a few pages at a time, winter or summer."

—Marge Howard-Jones, California Garden

"It may be my all-time favorite garden book."

—Dulcy Mahar, Oregonian

"Instructive, inspirational, and practical. If you've ever looked longingly at someone else's garden and wondered where they found the right plant for the right spot, Druse can probably send you to the source."

—Marilis Hornidge, Rockland Courier-Gazette

"This book will be one for gardeners to study repeatedly."

—Terry Peters, North Shore News

"This beautiful book ... is a plant-lover's classic."

—Marianne Binetti, Seattle Post-Intelligencer

About the author

Ken Druse

Ken Druse is an internationally recognized author, award-winning photographer, and acknowledged founder of the natural gardening movement. He gardens in Brooklyn, New York, and rural New Jersey.

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