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A guide to recreating gardens of the past includes information on basic garden design, the origins and care of classic plants and shrubs, and ideas for specific treatments, such as meadow gardens, kitchen gardens, and cottage gardens. Garden Bk Club & BOMC Country Homes & Gardens Alt.
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This sumptuous guide to heirloom plants -- species that have been in cultivation for at least a century -- provides all the information and advice needed to grow these enduring favorites in any garden. Here is an enchanting and diverse selection of plants from the familiar to the exotic, as well as explanations on how to use them in an array of garden designs.
Many garden types are covered, including:
-- Cottage gardens
-- Formal topiary gardens
-- Wildflower gardens
-- Meadow gardens
-- Antique kitchen gardens
-- Container gardens
This delightful journey through our horticultural heritage is enhanced with informative biographies of many of the plants, including where they originated and when they were introduced to the cultivated garden, as well as engaging profiles of the intrepid, often eccentric, plant collectors who traveled the world in search of unusual varieties.About the Author:
David Stuart is Associate Director of the Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions Project, Peabody Museum, Harvard University & coauthor of "Classic Maya Place Names".
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Book Description New Line Books, 2001. Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP21253970