Gardening from the couch: Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways
My husband called me from Home Depot to tell me he'd purchased a shed. I called him out. He knows how I feel about sheds. You don't need more places to store stuff. You need less stuff.
"I wish I was the kind of guy who could call his wife and tell her I'm buying a shed," he said."You are," I said. "You just can't buy the shed."
If only he would buy a shed like the ones Debra Prinzing and William Wright have collected in their new book, "Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways." I would welcome him home with open arms and Manhattan.The sheds in this book are not the kinds of sheds were you store the empty clay pots and the extra shovels and the opened bag of potting soil. And whatever other junk you can't fit into your garage.
They are just what the title says: elegant hideaways. With chandeliers and day beds and tables set for intimate dinners. No shovels here.Prinzing, a well-known garden writer from LA, and photographer Wright have found sheds that reflect a variety of styles and purposes, but they all have one thing in common: This isn't your husband's shed.
I had the pleasure of meeting Debra Pinzing at the recent Garden Writers Association convention, where her book garnered top honors. And she was kind enough to autograph a copy for me to give to a randomly selected commenter here on Garden Variety.This is a beautiful book. And it will inspire beautiful daydreams.