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RL Picks: Garden Inspiration

Be inspired to build your own garden as you browse through these books


What's your garden style? Whether you’re thinking of adding an exotic Zen garden or a lush flower bed, let these reads inspire you to create your own green space.

Picks by Dagny Madamba, Paula de Guzman, and Tala Singson. Photographed by Dairy Darilag and Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions.

Read the original article ("45 Must-Read Books”) in the June 2014 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details.

On decorating with plants

Ornamental Plants in the Landscape

Ornamental plants add a refreshing color and touch to any space. In this book, discover the artistry of plant design and how you can add life to your blooming garden. A feast for the eyes, it is a collection of stunning ornamental plant designs and landscapes from all over the world, which are styled by professional landscape designers and landscape architects. Who knows? You might just find the perfect inspiration for your garden within the book’s pages.

P2,046, Fully Booked

On creating your own garden

Tropical Gardens: Hidden Exotic Paradise by Manuela Roth

Having your own garden invites you to relax as well as appreciate nature’s beauty. In this book, designer Manuela Roth gives tips and insights on how you can achieve a stylish garden that’s modern and unique. It also features different landscapes from the various tropical regions of the world which you can do and apply at home.

P1,995, Powerbooks

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