We had a glorious spring weekend and I actually remembered to take a few pictures in the garden, but when I looked at them on the screen they felt really blah to me. Let´s be honest, there isn´t anything to see yet. So let´s look at pretty pictures of other people´s gardens, yes? There´s a new Callwey book out these days called "Traumhafte Landgärten durch die Jahreszeiten" which means something like "dreamy country gardens throughout the year".
The point of the book is the seasonal approach: The "spring" chapter shows gardens during spring, the summer chapter shows summer gardens and so on... and a few gardens are actually featured throughout the year. I think it´s a lovely concept and one that is (strangely?) quite unique.
So are the featured gardens dreamy? Yes they definitely truly are. The pictures are lovely too, and there´s plenty of space (meaning several pages) for every garden - something I am often missing in other garden books. Also I really like the writing, it´s entertaining and in-depth and provides the relevant information. Overall, a job very well done I´d say. Very much recommended!*
"Traumhafte Landgärten durch die Jahreszeiten" by Martina Meidinger, pictures by Evi Pelzer, is out now. It has its own website here. Thank you Callwey for sending over a review copy!
PS: Would anyone be interested in a top 5 of my favorite garden books?
*PPS: If it seems that I am duly excited about every sponsored book I review, it´s actually the other way around: I only review books that I´m truly excited about. I reject most offers and out of the books I do get sent, I really only review the ones I like. Just so you know!