Private Gardens of South Florida
Escape to 22 lush garden retreats through exquisite photography and delightful stories. This privileged tour guides the reader through the colorful flora of Florida’s best-kept grounds, while homeowners share the history of their uniquely landscaped abodes. Meet the painter-turned-horticulturist who transformed her garden into a mysterious, forest-like escape; the couple who drew inspiration from their travels to the Near East to create an award-winning oasis worthy of Persian royalty; and many more. Take respite in shaded pathways, secluded pools, and enviable ocean views, and take inspiration for a tropical garden of your very own.
Jack Staub is the author of Private Edens: Beautiful Country Gardens. With his partner Renny Reynolds, he is the owner of historic Hortulus Farm in Wrightstown, Pennsylvania.
Rob Cardillo, photographer of Private Edens, has been photographing gardens, plants, and the people that tend them for over twenty years. His work appears regularly in books, magazines, and advertisements. He lives in Ambler, Pennsylvania.
About the Author
Jack Staub is one of the country's leading experts on fruit and vegetable gardening. He frequently lectures on the subject, and his articles have appeared in numerous magazines and print publications, including Country Living, Fine Gardening, and The New York Times. He is also a featured guest on NPR. You can learn more about Jack and Hortulus Farms at http://hortulusfarmdiary.blogspot.com.