There’s nothing better than draggin’ home a bunch of books from the library. I came across a book recently that summed up everything I love in a book, Madison: A Classic Southern Town by William R. Mitchell Jr. and photography by Van Jones Martin and James R. Lockhart. It features fantastic photographs of gardens and houses in Madison, Georgia. Now I love this little town. If I’m ever near there I try very hard to carve out time to visit one of its many antique shops. This picturesque southern town retains is historical beauty today because Sherman did not burn it during his March to the Sea during the War of Northern Aggression. The book is not strictly about gardens but every other photograph features some part of a home’s garden. It can’t help but do that because it’s the landscaping that truly enhances the architectural beauty of a house. Hop on over here if you’d like to visit the blog of one of the landscape designers whose work is featured in the book.
Not too many copies of this book available at public libraries in Georgia. But you can certainly order a copy to be delivered to your local library. Your librarians will be happy to help. Or you can do it yourself online here. Those outside of Georgia can click here to see which libraries near you have it. (hint: type in your zip code so you can find the closest library that has it). Enjoy!