The Southern Garden : Lydia Longshore, former Entertaining and Garden Editor of Southern Accents, presents some of the magazine's best gardens. From a vast estate in the rolling hills of Virginia to a lush tropical garden in Florida and a working farm in Louisiana, The Southern Garden features a range of garden styles, both grand and intimate. The book shows how simple lawns have been transformed into flourishing landscapes using water features, statuary, trees, and hedges. Readers will learn the essentials of designing with flowers and how different types of gardens thrive in various climates. A helpful guide to flowers and plants is also included. Gorgeously photographed and engagingly written, The Southern Garden is a wonderful tour of the most beautiful gardens of the South.