Bill Terry and Rosemary Bates visited eleven exceptional gardens in coastal B.C. and Washington State for Beauty by Design (Touchwood 2013 $24.95). Locales include Robin Hopper's "Anglojapanadian"; woodland wonderland as well as the greenery retreats created by celebrity artist couples Robert and Birgit Bateman on Salt Spring Island, Des and Sandy Kennedy on Denman Island and Patrick Lane/Lorna Crozier of Saanich. The authors quote from Lane's memoir: "Done well, a garden is a poem, and the old lesson of gardening is the same in poetry: what is not there is just as important as what is.";

[BCBW 2013]