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Wade Graham is a Los Angeles-based garden designer, historian, and writer whose work on the environment, landscape, urbanism, and the arts has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, the Los Angeles Times, OnEarth, Outside, and other publications.

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"We are what we plant, L.A.-based writer Wade Graham posits in his history of gardens. When he isn't explaining the economic and cultural influences, he crafts fascinating profiles.... An engaging look at our own pieces of paradise."--Ann Herold, Los Angeles Magazine "A shrewd, comprehensive and often entertaining guide.... Sure to be a scholarly as well as popular resource for years to come.... And its illustrations and photos tour of some of the world's most ravishing gardens."--Tricia Springstubb, Cleveland Plain Dealer "The most comprehensive and readable history ever written about the men and women who created the environments in which we now live.... will change the way you look not only at gardens, but also at American history and the hybrid world-part nature, part design-in which we live."--Charles Donelan, Santa Barbara Independent "Mr. Graham recounts his tale with considerable verve and a vast erudition in the history of gardening and the arts generally.... Among much else, Mr. Graham shows us that the history of how our nation grew can be found in what it has grown."--John Steele Gordon, Wall Street Journal Mr. Graham recounts his tale with considerable verve and a vast erudition in the history of gardening and the arts generally . Among much else, Mr. Graham shows us that the history of how our nation grew can be found in what it has grown. --John Steele Gordon, Wall Street Journal" We are what we plant, L.A.-based writer Wade Graham posits in his history of gardens. When he isn t explaining the economic and cultural influences, he crafts fascinating profiles . An engaging look at our own pieces of paradise. --Ann Herold, Los Angeles Magazine" A shrewd, comprehensive and often entertaining guide . Sure to be a scholarly as well as popular resource for years to come . And its illustrations and photos tour of some of the world s most ravishing gardens. --Tricia Springstubb, Cleveland Plain Dealer" The most comprehensive and readable history ever written about the men and women who created the environments in which we now live . will change the way you look not only at gardens, but also at American history and the hybrid world-part nature, part design-in which we live. --Charles Donelan, Santa Barbara Independent"

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