It is a great irony that garden books are filled with sunny, colorful photos taken at midday, while the gardeners who tend them are usually away at work. Peter Loewer's The Evening Garden is an exciting revelation of the delights to be found in a garden that is planned and planted for evening enjoyment, from night-bloomers to fragrant orchids and wildflowers. This book runs the gamut from technical considerations, like how the eye sees color at night, to essential discussions of plants with night-time value, whether it be fragrance, bloom, or the ability to attract moths. There are chapters dedicated to night-blooming daylilies, evening primroses and other nocturnal wildflowers, water gardens of the evening, moonlight gardens, and fireflies and glowworms. All are made eminently readable with quotes from past botanical writings, and the elegant text is graced with 160 beautiful line drawings. This is an indispensable book for any gardener who plans to venture out to the garden after sundown - or who just likes to read about it.
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Originally published by Macmillan, Loewer's book beautifully reveals the delights to be found in a garden that is planned and planted for evening enjoyment.About the Author:
Peter Loewer is a longstanding writer of (and botanical artist for) many gardening and natural history books, including The Evening Garden and Jefferson's Garden. His book The Wild Gardener was chosen as one of the best 75 gardening books of the 20th century by the American Horticultural Society. He is the contributing editor to Carolina Gardener magazine and a popular speaker.
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