Desert gardens of steve martino caren yglesias steve gunther obie g bowman on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers this survey of twenty one gardens by steve martino whose work blends colorful man made elements with native plants to reflect the sun drenched beauty of the desert. Desert gardens of steve marino monacelli press the work of landscape architect steve martino fasla derives its interest and relevance from a simple notion the desert landscape should be celebrated not ignoredthis notion is expertly manifested in the 21 gardens featured in the new book desert gardens of steve martino edited by caren yglesias affil. Award winning landscape architect steve martino brings his new book desert gardens of steve martino for a discussion about landscaping for arid climatesmartinos pioneering designs combine dramatic man made elements with native plants in gardens that honor the natural ecology of the desert. When steve martino began his career some 35 years ago people thought of the desert as a blank canvas on which they could paint their own version of paradise often a lush oasis that bore little resemblance to the natural surroundings when the power of water is shut off your garden should not die . No doubt desert garden enthusiasts will recognize the work of steve martino even if they dont know his name colorful walls desert natives and gardens that work with the desert rather then deny it when he began his practice there was little to no recognition of the desert as a desirable garden influence
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