Writer and illustrator of more than 75 beloved children's books, Tasha Tudor lives a 19th-century lifestyle in the gardens surrounding her hand-hewn house. In this gorgeous book, garden writer Tovah Martin and photographer Richard Brown take readers into the magical gardens called Paradise--and behind the scenes. Photographs and watercolors throughout.
From the Back Cover Until now we've only caught glimpses of Tasha Tudor's landscape. In this gorgeous book, two of her friends, the garden writer Tovah Martin and the photographer Richard Brown, take us into the magical garden and then behind the scenes. As we revel in the bedlam of Johnny-jump-ups and cinnamon pinks, the intricacy of the formal peony garden, and the voluptuousness of her heirloom roses, we also learn Tasha's gardening secrets. How does she coax forth her finicky camellia blossoms in the dead of a Vermont winter? How does she train that fantastic topiary to model for her artwork? How can she keep her crown imperials from tumbling in the winds? Tasha's garden reflects a wealth of family lore, perfected through years and years of working the soil. We may be dazzled by the beauty of the garden, but we come away from this book with practical ideas about improving our own plots of land.