Home gardeners will find so much to love in this beautiful new book, which profiles 20 gardens (and the people who designed them) across America. From those on vast amounts of land to those in small spaces, each modern home garden in the book is thoughtfully designed and tended to, whether filled with flowers, vegetables, potted plants, or any number of combinations. I found so many ideas and much inspiration (especially from the profile of Keith Robinson’s garden), but also just truly enjoyed reading about people who love gardening as much as I do.
“I love this book. Here are home gardens of designers from every part of our great country that are inspiring proof of a passionate vitality and freshness in American gardening today.” — Page Dickey, author of Uprooted
In recent years, bold designers have begun championing an American design aesthetic that embraces regional cultures, plants, and growing conditions. In American Roots, Nick McCullough, Allison McCullough, and Teresa Woodard highlight designers and creatives with exceptional home gardens, focused on those who push the boundaries, trial extraordinary plants, embrace a regional ethos, and express their talents in highly personal ways. Covering all the regions of the country, the profiles dive into design influences, share the back stories of the gardens and their creators, and include design tips and plant suggestions.
American Roots is a beautiful invitation to reconsider how we define the American garden, filled with guidance and encouragement for anyone looking to dig more deeply into their own home garden.
About the Author
Nick McCullough is a certified designer by the Association of Professional Landscape Designers and served on its board. He holds degrees in horticulture and art history from The Ohio State University and studied landscape design in Northwest England. A self- described “plant nerd,” Nick is passionate about perennials and has a masterful understanding of how plants thrive in regional climates. Allison McCullough is the head of marketing for McCullough’s Landscape & Nursery, Allison ensures the brand delivers thoughtful communications and special touches that only come from a family-owned business. Teresa Woodward brings a background in magazine writing and gardening experience. During her 14-year writing career, she has written and produced garden content for regional and national publications, including Better Homes & Gardens, Tribune Publishing, and Country Gardens and currently serves as Contributing Garden Editor at Midwest Living magazine. She has won Gold and Silver Awards by the Association of Garden Communicators.
“This transcontinental tour of modern home gardens showcases a healthy dose of gardener and garden diversity across the spectrum of the American landscape. It offers lessons and inspiration and ingeniously seasons them with playfulness, passion, and purpose.” —Jennifer Jewell, author of Under Western Skies and The Earth in Her Hands, host of Cultivating Place
“As an editor of a national magazine, I know how difficult it is to find gardens beautiful enough to inspire people across the country. This book does just that—letting us have a peek over the fence to discover new plants, design ideas, and the gardeners themselves.” —Stephen Orr, editor in chief, Better Homes Gardens
“Includes design tips and ideas to inspire home gardeners everywhere.” —Library Journal
“A garden is a personal thing, and it is about time we have a book that will inspire American gardeners to be personal about their design and plants. American Roots is well worth a place either on the coffee table or in the library of every gardener.” —Sidney Frazier, vice president of horticulture, Middleton Place
“I love this book. Here are home gardens of designers from every part of our great country that are inspiring proof of a passionate vitality and freshness in American gardening today.” —Page Dickey, author of Uprooted, co-founder of The Garden Conservancy Open Days
“American Roots serves as not just a celebration of US gardening styles but also of an overarching gardening community, of which its readers are a warmly welcomed part.” —Horticulture
“American Roots warms readers’ hearts by showing both the diversity and unity within the community of American gardeners.” —Su Casa Magazine
“Featuring modern and classic gardens, coast-to-coast, there is green inspiration on every page.” —Good Grit
“Focusing on regional native plants and on creating outdoor spaces that are a reflection of place, these innovative gardeners are helping to shift the way every element of a garden is chosen.” —Orange County Register
"The collaborators travelled the length and breadth of the USA discovering remarkable gardens….I urge you to read and enjoy.” —Gardens Illustrated