The Transplanted Gardener

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9780670867738: The Transplanted Gardener

An American observes the madness and wonder of English gardening.

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From the question of why England is so wet - or, in the view of a dripping American, seems to be - to an account of the great Charles Darwin's favorite obsession (it was earthworms), The Transplanted Gardener contains a sparkling set of essays exploring the history, practice, and eccentricities of gardening in "the world's greatest potting shed," England. (6 X 9, 240 pages)

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Elliott, an American editor living in London, provides a healthy antidote for American gardeners overwhelmed by English gardening books. While his essays on the foibles of English gardeners, from their national debate over ivy to their love of huge vegetables, are the most amusing observations in this collection, there is much more here. Short biographical essays, including an excellent one on A.J. Downing's influence on American gardens, trace major features in gardening history and offer insights into the Victorian love of bedding plants, the design of shovels, and the history of lawn mowers. Most of these essays were previously published in the author's column of the same title in Horticulture magazine, but they suffer only slightly from minor repetition. The only flaw is the absence of an index. Recommended for all gardening collections.?Daniel Starr, Museum of Modern Art, New York
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Charles Elliott
Published by Viking (1996)
ISBN 10: 067086773X ISBN 13: 9780670867738
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