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Jardins Extraordinaires

by habituallychic

05 . 16 . 08

My blogger friend Decorno was lamenting the state of her backyard recently and it had me thinking about my favorite book for outdoor inspiration, Exceptional Gardens or Jardins Extraordinaires in French and Bijzondere Tuinen in Dutch. It’s a fancy trilingual book produced in Belgium and full of drool worthy gardens some of which I’ve posted here. It’s the perfect book to escape into on a cold and dreary day like today in New York. (Oh and by the way, thanks for ruining another Friday Mother Nature!)

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  1. Abe May 16, 2008 | 11:27 pm

    Girl, you could be in San Francisco (the U.S. city that is extremely ill-equipped to deal with heat) where is has been close to 100 degrees for the last few days. It is so hot that my vision is blurred. I can barely read all of my blogs!

  2. Marie Louise May 17, 2008 | 3:34 am

    Beautiful gardens but LOVE THAT POOL.
    What’s with the rain! Where is summer?

  3. Suzy May 17, 2008 | 10:18 am

    This is so depressing…I had to give up our apartment with a courtyard…just as the weather is getting better 🙁

  4. pve design May 18, 2008 | 11:27 am

    Gorgeous gardens. Hedges always intrigue me.
    Especially since I am usually on the other side looking over!

  5. decorno May 18, 2008 | 1:22 pm

    I am so getting this bok! Thanks for featuring it.

    That pool. Oh man…

  6. Brilliant Asylum May 18, 2008 | 2:34 pm

    I love the hedge-as-garden-gate idea.

  7. Brown and Blue Bedding May 19, 2008 | 7:39 pm

    Yes, the hedges are stunning.