After a long career in independent bookselling, Suzanne Staubach now writes and speaks about garden and ceramic history, and sells her handmade pottery from her home in northeastern Connecticut. Her previous books were about pottery. Of her latest book – A Garden Miscellany: An Illustrated Guide to the Elements of the Garden – she says: “This was a fun book to write. Lots of history, anecdotes, and information.”
Whimsical illustrations and alphabetical entries that define common design terms and concepts from “allée” to “folly” to “yard” are the core of this charming book.
She writes: “I have tried to distill the stories to their essence, to the anatomy underlying the gardens we visit and the gardens we make.” Historical references round out many of the entries.
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A Garden Miscellany: An Illustrated Guide to the Elements of the Garden, by Suzanne Staubach, is published by Timber Press and distributed in Canada by Thomas Allen & Son; 219 pages; $39.95 list price in CanadaIn Canada