Our Life In Gardens

Author: Joe Eck
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429944502
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This is the third book we have written together, though separately we have written others . . . But to say ‘written separately' makes no sense, for when two lives have been bent for so many years on one central enterprise—in this case, gardening—there really is no such thing as separately." With these words, the renowned garden designers Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrowd begin their entertaining, fascinating, and unexpectedly moving book about the life and garden they share. The book contains much sound information about the cultivation of plants and their value in the landscape, and invaluable advice about Eck and Winterrowd's area of expertise: garden design. There are chapters about the various parts of their garden, and sections about particular plants—roses and lilacs, snowdrops and cyclamen—and vegetables. The authors also discuss the development of their garden over time, and the dark issue that weighs more and more on their minds: its eventual decline and demise. Our Life in Gardens is a deeply satisfying perspective on gardening, and on life.

Thenford

Author: Anne Heseltine
Editor: Head of Zeus Ltd
ISBN: 1784979724
Size: 17,69 MB
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This book is the story of one garden and one family, over a 40-year time period. In their own words, Michael and Anne Heseltine describe the ups and downs of how they set about transforming and expanding a wild, overgrown and often dilapidated woodland into the magnificent garden they have today. Today, the garden at Thenford has an arboretum which contains more than 3,500 different species of trees and shrubs, including rare plants which were wild-collected by well known plantsmen including Roy Lancaster OBE, Allen Coombes, Keith Rushforth and Chris Chadwell. It is also well-known for its sculpture garden, which has an eclectic collection of work ranging from a white marble Tazza fountain to an enormous statue of Lenin. Beautifully illustrated with both professional photographs and private family images, this personal story of the creation of an extraordinary garden will delight horticultural experts and novices alike.

The Plant Lover S Guide To Snowdrops

Author: Naomi Slade
Editor: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604694351
Size: 14,65 MB
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Provides information on snowdrops, flowers with white bell-shaped petals known as the harbingers of spring.

Dear Friend And Gardener

Author: Beth Chatto
Editor: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 1781011419
Size: 15,45 MB
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DIV In this exchange of personal letters two of Britain's leading gardeners - Christopher Lloyd and Beth Chatto - share their successes and failures, and learn from each other's experiences in their two very different gardens. /div

Flowers Of The Field

Author: Steve Nicholls
Editor: Head of Zeus Ltd
ISBN: 1789540682
Size: 16,99 MB
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From the machair grasslands of the Outer Hebrides to the chalk cliffs of Kent, and from the dense pinewoods of Abernethy forest to the wetlands of the Fens of eastern England, Britain offers a richly varied array of habitats for our wild flowers. The distinguished science and natural history producer and filmmaker Steve Nicholls presents a visually stunning survey of Britain's best-loved wildflowers, illustrated with the his own beautiful photographs of flora in their habitat. Focusing on three broad habitats – grassland, open land and woodland – he offers a biologically rigorous but engagingly readable account of our wild flowers and the places that nourish them. He probes deep into the social and cultural history of wild flowers to tell a plethora of fascinating stories, from the 'daffodil trains' which transported Londoners to the 'golden triangle' in Gloucestershire to experience woodlands carpeted with wild daffodils, to the odd case of the Bath asparagus – which isn't an asparagus at all, but rather the edible flower buds of the rare spiked star of Bethlehem, which used to grow in abundance around Bath.

The Garden

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Gardener S Guide To Snowdrops

Author: Freda Cox
Editor: Crowood
ISBN: 1847975623
Size: 11,13 MB
Format: PDF
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Snowdrops are one of the best loved, most popular and widely grown of all bulbous plants. A Gardener's Guide to Snowdrops celebrates their beauty and magical annual resurrection, and describes the twenty known species and more than fifteen hundred named snowdrops that are available to gardeners.This detailed book looks at every aspect of snowdrops. It discovers their history, celebrates their beauty in different settings, advises on their cultivation, follows their appearance in literature and mythology, suggests their medicinal qualities, and much more besides. The book is completed with a comprehensive directory of names, descriptions and illustrations of hundreds of snowdrops. A detailed book that is a treasure house of ideas and advice for all gardeners that will inspire and delight. Aimed at gardeners, nurserymen, snowdrop enthusiasts, botanical artists, botanists and galanthophiles. Beautifully illustrated with 750 drawings in the directory and 195 colour photographs in the chapters. Includes a comphrensive listing of hundreds of snowdrops. Freda Cox is an established artist and writer with a passion for plants and gardens.