50 Great Books That Will Change Your Life
“The late Russell Page, born in 1906, created gardens in England, continental Europe, and the United States and ranks among the giants of 20th-century design. His gardens were the epitome of style and sophistication, and like many a great artist, he strove, in the end, for simplicity. His single book is never out of reach on my desk.”
Recommended by Dean Riddle, a landscape designer and the author of Out in the Garden: Growing a Beautiful Life ($18, used, abebooks.com).
To buy: $19, amazon.com.