Gardenista: The Definitive Guide to Stylish Outdoor Spaces, by Michelle Slatalla is an ideal starting point guide, as well as an informative manual, for those interested in gardens and outdoor living spaces.
According to the book summary, "Gardenista caters to an older, more established audience (75 percent of readers are over the age of 35) and is known for its sophisticated, well-edited aesthetic. This book contains lushly photographed tours of 12 enviable gardens; planting guides for a variety of climates and color palettes; in-depth case studies on more than a dozen outdoor structures...do-it-yourself projects; easy-to-implement design ideas...plus advice from landscape professionals."
With over 500 color photographs, Gardenista is a helpful guide that geared towards adults over the age of 35, and it's especially recommended for those interested in gardening and outdoor living spaces.
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