National Garden Book

Author : Sunset Books
ISBN : 0376038608
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 76.27 MB
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Lists over 6,000 plants and gives climate zones, planting and care hints, and advice on garden landscaping
Category: Gardening

The Garden Book

Author : John Brookes
ISBN : 0517589486
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 31.38 MB
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Describes different types of gardens, shows how to incorporate walls, paths, water, pergolas, and outdoor furniture into a garden design, and offers advice on plant care
Category: Gardening

Onward And Upward In The Garden

Author : Katherine S. White
ISBN : 9781590178515
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 65.34 MB
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In 1925 Harold Ross hired Katharine Sergeant Angell as a manuscript reader for The New Yorker. Within months she became the magazine’s first fiction editor, discovering and championing the work of Vladimir Nabokov, John Updike, James Thurber, Marianne Moore, and her husband-to-be, E. B. White, among others. After years of cultivating fiction, White set her sights on a new genre: garden writing. On March 1, 1958, The New Yorker ran a column entitled “Onward and Upward in the Garden,” a critical review of garden catalogs, in which White extolled the writings of “seedmen and nurserymen,” those unsung authors who produced her “favorite reading matter.” Thirteen more columns followed, exploring the history and literature of gardens, flower arranging, herbalists, and developments in gardening. Two years after her death in 1977, E. B. White collected and published the series, with a fond introduction. The result is this sharp-eyed appreciation of the green world of growing things, of the aesthetic pleasures of gardens and garden writing, and of the dreams that gardens inspire.
Category: Gardening

The Garden Book

Author : Brian Castro
ISBN : 188503007X
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 48.29 MB
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Brian Castro's award-winning novel, "The Garden Book," is a meditation on loneliness, addiction and exploitation. Set in the years between the Depression and the Second World War in Australia's Dandenong Ranges, it follows the emotionally turbulent life of the beautiful Swan Hay (born Shuang He)--her marriage to the passionate yet brutal Darcy Damon, her love affair with the aviator Jasper Zenlin and her rise to literary fame overseas after her poetry is translated into French without her knowledge. Fifty years after her disappearance into institutions and a life of poverty and despair, Norman Shih--a rare-book librarian and "expert in self-effacement"--begins to piece together the life and losses of Swan. Tracking down clues from guesthouse libraries, antiquarian bookshops and Swan's own haunted writings, Shih fills out a portrait of early twentieth-century Australian lives wracked by modernist impulses of racial prejudice.
Category: Fiction

The Book Of The Garden

Author : Charles McIntosh
ISBN : UOM:39015028038670
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 78.13 MB
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The Girl In The Garden

Author : Kamala Nair
ISBN : 9781609418533
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 56.60 MB
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The redemptive journey of a young woman unsure of her engagement, who revisits in memory the events of one scorching childhood summer when her beautiful yet troubled mother spirits her away from her home to an Indian village untouched by time, where she discovers in the jungle behind her ancestral house a spellbinding garden that harbors a terrifying secret.
Category: Fiction

The Peachtree Garden Book

Author : Olive Robinson
ISBN : 1561451444
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 73.47 MB
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This classic handbook for Southern gardeners, first published in 1926, has been revised, updated, and expanded to include a wider variety of plants, a new focus on nonchemical gardening, and drawings of different plant species. Includes tips on landscape design, guidance for preparing and maintaining the garden, information on what to plant, and a month-by-month gardening calendar.
Category: Gardening

My Garden Book

Author : Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN : 9781466828742
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 46.13 MB
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One of our finest writers on one of her greatest loves. Jamaica Kincaid's first garden in Vermont was a plot in the middle of her front lawn. There, to the consternation of more experienced friends, she planted only seeds of the flowers she liked best. In My Garden (Book) she gathers all she loves about gardening and plants, and examines it generously, passionately, and with sharp, idiosyncratic discrimination. Kincaid's affections are matched in intensity only by her dislikes. She loves spring and summer but cannot bring herself to love winter, for it hides the garden. She adores the rhododendron Jane Grant, and appreciates ordinary Blue Lake string beans, but abhors the Asiatic lily. The sources of her inspiration -- seed catalogues, the gardener Gertrude Jekyll, gardens like Monet's at Giverny -- are subjected to intense scrutiny. She also examines the idea of the garden on Antigua, where she grew up. My Garden (Book) is an intimate, playful, and penetrating book on gardens, the plants that fill them, and the persons who tend them.
Category: Gardening

The Garden Color Book

Author : Paul Williams
ISBN : 0811828344
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 24.40 MB
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Flippable, flexible, and comprehensive, this garden's version of The Color Book (over 100,000 copies sold!) is a must-have for gardeners with an eye for the big picture. Presented in the same interactive format as its popular predecessor, The Garden Color Book includes over 600 photographs of individual plants displayed horizontally in swatches by colorthat let you flip back and forth, mixing and matching until you find the perfect color scheme. By showing what color blossoms a bulb or shrub will have when in bloom, this indispensable gardening reference allows you to imagine how a summer plot might look planted with a sea of flame red penstemon accented by some sky blue salvias or a spring border of lime green euphorbia. With concise plant profiles covering propagation and bloom, as well as season and zone information, and more than 340,000 combinations, gardener's will be sure to find their ideal garden color palettebefore putting trowel to earth.
Category: Gardening

The Book Of Garden Design

Author : John Brookes
ISBN : UCSD:31822027384072
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 67.55 MB
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Takes the reader step-by-step through the stages of designing a garden, from the initial drawings, to problem-solving techniques for difficult situations, to the best uses of color and texture
Category: Gardening