A Place in the Rain: Designing the West Coast Garden


222 pages
Contains Photos, Illustrations, Index
ISBN 1-55285-519-8
DDC 635'.09711'1





Reviewed by Ann Turner

Ann Turner is the financial and budget manager of the University of
British Columbia Library.


More than 40 experts wrote segments for this practical hands-on garden
design guide. Most are associated with nurseries and landscaping
businesses in Vancouver and its neighbouring communities. A few are from
Vancouver Island. One and all, they know what it takes to create and
maintain successful gardens in the moist temperate climate of the
Pacific Coast northwest. Topics include basic planning techniques;
seasonal colour; structures, paths, and irrigation systems; container
gardens; theme gardens; water gardens; wildlife (wanted and otherwise);
and food gardens. It is well illustrated with drawings and photographs
and includes many suggestions for plants that are known to do well in
the West Coast climate.


Lascelle, Michael K., “A Place in the Rain: Designing the West Coast Garden,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed July 16, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/17217.