Opening this book takes you into a world few are privileged to experience firsthand. Here you will visit twenty-four private and public gardens created by renowned designer Jon Carloftis and captured through the lens of Abby Laub’s breathtaking photography. Whether pictured on a bright, sunlit day with blue skies as a backdrop, or in an early morning mist when tiny pearls of dampness hang on delicate spiders’ webs, these gardens are inspirational and meant to be enjoyed. Even when the weather is bad enough to stay inside, the views looking out over the gardens are exceptional.
The landscapes and gardens in this book exemplify the depth and breadth of lifestyles and creative genius at work in Kentucky. They are urban, rural, commercial — but all beautifully transformative for the properties they grace. The accompanying chapter essays give insight into the property owners’ hopes, dreams and challenges which are met or exceeded. Garden and landscape design as put into practice by Jon Carloftis is all about resolving challenges to create welcoming outdoor spaces that make these beautiful properties come alive. Relax, put your feet up, and be inspired by this visual stroll through Jon Carloftis Fine Gardens.
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