Gardentopia Design Basics for Creating Beautiful Outdoor Spaces by Jan Johnsen is a five chapter blueprint of brilliance in landscape design. Novice or experienced gardeners will see the value of having this book in their collection. Trust me, it will not sit on your shelf.
Our gardens are personal interpretations of who we are. Jan Johnsen gifts the reader with ideas on gaining perspective of their green spaces. Stepping back, visualizing what you want and then implementing the garden of your dreams is key.
Sharing thoughts on considering the genius of place, Gardentopia has captured the pictures to complement the words for a successful blueprint for beauty. From recycling, using additional vistas, to how to use circles in the landscape are a few of the topics Jan Johnsen shares in Gardentopia.
We are all aware that first impressions are lasting. The front yard can share your personality to the world. From the walkway width to the plant selection to the planters, each has a role to play. The benefits? Property values can be increased by 10 – 15%…nice, huhn?
Chapter 4 delves into Color In The Garden. I love color, adore color. I cannot live without bold colors in my garden. If you are hesitant of color and what it can do for your garden – this is the chapter for you. Color can uplift the spirit and calm down the setting…oh the magic of color!
Jan provides a blueprint for color and how to use it in the garden. One color, hot colors, restful colors, sometimes it can be hard to decide what color and how to use it. Color can be more than just the plants you choose. Page 187 – I almost have the words memorized. The words on this page truly reached in and touched my soul. Jan shared thoughts on the sound of flowers. I get emotional just thinking about the words again and again.
I highly suggest this book for anyone who communicates with nature via the garden. With several days ahead for gifting like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduation or just a I Love Me gift for self, Gardentopia should be at the top of the list. Jan Johnsen speaks my language as she simplifies the perfect blueprint for creating your beautiful outdoor space.
Thank you Jan Johnsen for such a beautiful book that the world can use.
Visualizing Beauty Daily,
Teri, Cottage In The Courtby