Fern House - Gardening Book
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A Year in an Artist's Garden
by Deborah Schenck; Lauri Berkenkamp
280 pages; Paperback
At last, best selling photographer Deborah Schenck brings her exquisite images to book form. Through her eyes we discover the pleasure found in creating a luxurious garden set against the backdrop of her nineteenth century home in Vermont. Leafing through this extraordinary journal is like watching from a window a forgotten, overgrown patch of land transform into a lush, verdant paradise. She captures with elegance and artistry the seasons, the landscape, and the intimate details of the flora and fauna. Through her signature Polaroid transfers and enchanting illustrations, we see the single, crystallized moments and elements that make gardening a timeless, life affirming activity. These images, paired with writing on the rewards of time spent with hands in the earth, prove that fertile soil and a fertile imagination create the most exquisite of gardens and books. Richly evocative, wonderfully inviting, and thoroughly charming, Fern House is a delight for both gardeners and artists alike.