Key West Gardens and Their Stories
Size: 8.5 x 11
173 color photos
Key West is a place rich in history and natural beauty, and nowhere is that more apparent than in its gardens. Take a tour of these spectacular shows through colorful text and vibrant, full-color photos.
From the back cover:
Key West Gardens and Their Stories offers a rare opportunity to sneak a peek into the lushly green and flowered tropical gardens of old Key West, whether they be hidden backyards of private homes, award-winning gardens of boutique hotels, or those where Pulitzer Prize-winning writers were inspired or presidents once strolled.
Enjoy beautiful views of the islanders' sanctuaries as well as fascinating stories and histories of the grounds where gardens now grow. You'll learn about the evolution of the gardens and how the many relics of the past, such as antiquated cookhouses, nineteenth-century Cuban pottery, and aged tropical fruit trees planted by early sea captains, add historic enchantment. You'll discover more types of palms than you ever imagined and heavenly scents of exotic flowers like those of the ylang-ylang tree (used in Chanel No. 5).
So venture off the beaten track and follow this garden path throughout the island of Key West. You'll relish this whole new side of our country's frost-free, southernmost city, whose gardens are warmed and charmed by the Gulf Stream.
Janis Frawley-Holler and her husband, Darrel Holler, have long been infatuated with the carefree nature of Key West, where they married in 1989. They live on Longboat Key, Florida, where Janis is travel editor of Sarasota Magazine , and an award-winning freelance writer specializing in Florida, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean. Darrel, a freelance photographer, is known for his travel, garden, and flower photography. They relax on the seas in their sailboat, Gretchen .
Paperback $19.95 ISBN: 1-56164-204-5 Size: 8.5 x 11 128 Pages 173 color photos