01 May 2009

london gardens, japanese style

Sarah makes the loveliest arrangements, using flowers from her own plot, for the Seed Store Cafe picnic tables:

And Sarah's latest arrangement seems to match, in color and spirit, one of my new √©dition PAUMES books from Yvestown:

The text may be in Japanese, but the images say it all: so beautiful and so inspiring.

Hundreds of photographs document the back gardens of ordinary (and some more well-known) Londoners as well as community gardens, allotments, flower markets, and nurseries, including our very own Petersham Nurseries:

I'm now quite keen to visit Daylesford Organic, not only in the city but at their Farmshop in Gloucestershire...

and Clifton Nurseries, which I've somehow missed hearing about all these years in London:

But in the meantime, I suppose I better get back to work on our own allotment!

8 comments:

  1. Sheer eye candy, it really doesn't matter what language the text is in does it.

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  2. Oh, that looks like the best book EVER.

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  3. I love those Paumes books--I have one on Swedish gardens and one on Parisian apartments. The London gardens one looks amazing!

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  4. oooh looks lovely, and what a great excuse to just admire the photos and not bother with the text...... that usually makes me feel ever so guilty.....

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  5. Oooh, lovely. And just in time for me to head off to our plot, which looks NOTHING like those!

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  6. Beautiful photos Kristina - delicious to look at x

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  7. I wish we could speak Japanese - we would make a killing republishing this book in English.

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  8. I hadn't seen any pics from this one yet--it looks great! Like Alexis, I have the one on Stockholm gardens.

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