Books

Beautiful American Rose Gardens is a visually striking and informative book for gardeners who are interested not only in roses themselves, but also in the ways – from the dramatic to the subtly pleasing – they can be used in designing a beautiful home landscape. Published by Clarkson Potter, 1999. [Click here for more information about this book]
Today’s hottest horticultural trend is vegetable gardening–and the newest crop of vegetable gardens is a treat for the eye as well as the palate. The proof is evident on every page of Beautiful American Vegetable Gardens, the first full-color celebration of the ornamental vegetable gardens of America. 250 full-color photos. Published by Clarkson Potter, 1997. [Click here for more information about this book]
DC Cover_smIn Demeter’s Choice, Mary Dorra recounts the rich life story of her grandmother Mary Lawrence and her journey in the glitzy Beaux Arts community.  Book tour and lectures on “Demeter’s Choice and the Gilded Age” will begin in February 2014. [Click here for more information about this book]