The classic garden PDF ✓ The classic eBook À

The classic garden PDF ✓ The classic eBook À


The classic garden [Read] ➵ The classic garden By Graham Rose – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk British writer Rose here evokes the classic gardens and gardeners of yesterday and tells how to adapt modern gardens to old ways in many genres the herbaceous border rose garden herb garden fruits and British writer Rose here evokes The classic gardens and gardeners of yesterday and tells how to adapt modern gardens to old ways in many genres the herbaceous border rose garden herb garden fruits and vegetables lawns walled garden topiary arbors and retreats conservatories and greenhouses terraces and steps and decorative features A human as well as botanical survey this takes in gardening royalty and the anonymous labors of gardening monks during the Dark Ages surrendering choice facts in a mole catcher was paid four shillings to capture moles that were undermining a lawn Modern The classic eBook À methods pale in human interest by comparison Each section features a concise planting plan and a list of recommended plants at book's end is a compilation of plants suggested for use in specific period gardens Full color photographs of contemporary gardens and vintage photos printed in sepia tones of gardeners tools and gardens of the past are augmented by fastidiously executed illustrations and diagrams This nostalgic look at the dynamism of past gardens will appeal to those with or without active green thumbs.

  • Hardcover
  • 192 pages
  • The classic garden
  • Graham Rose
  • English
  • 14 April 2015
  • 9780671688400

2 thoughts on “The classic garden

  1. Linda Linda says:

    I just finished reading Toby Musgrave's COTTAGE GARDENS when I opened this book Graham Rose extends this topic but also includes features that are in black and white or sepia colors This book is aimed at the northern half of the United States or those who live in the United Kingdom Still I enjoyed learning what gardeners did during Victorian timesMr Rose includes lots of detail There are pictures of traditional garden spades unusual tools for transplanting and an explanation of old roses The art of pruning different kinds of hand or wheel barrows and unusual bell jars are found among the pages Pruners and gatherers planted seats and the revolution of mowing is discussed Unusual garden themes such as a 'Wilderness Garden' is included Who knew there were so many tools that were developed solely for taming nature? The pages are packed with information about gardening in the past Horticultural students lovers of P Allen Smith's style and people who collect exceptional gardening books are just a few of those that will treasure this reference If you cannot buy a copy check your local library You will be glad you did

  2. Melody Schwarting Melody Schwarting says:

    A completely entrancing detailed look at historical gardening practices in the West with a glut of resources As a hopeful future gardener I appreciated the look at gardens of the past with historical methods philosophies plans and included There are many wonderful illustrations and photos both contemporary and historical The end has a section on period planting including traditional plants used for medieval medicine in the Elizabethan and Victorian eras and While I doubt I'll ever have a walled garden a summerhouse or a treillage ideas from these sections are tantalizing The wilderness rose and herb gardens are accessible for the average planter If nothing else it is a deep springtime pleasure to peruse this bookPurchased at an antiue mall in Pennsylvania

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