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Sir Roy Strong calls Little Sparta the only really original garden made in this country since 1945. Ian Hamilton Finlay s unique creation in the Pentland Hills south of Edinburgh is a garden composed as an artwork in itself. It incorporates concrete poetry, moral polemic, philosophical reflection and a sparkling sense of humour. While Finlay s works and installations throughout Europe and North America are well documented and justly famous, this is the first book devoted solely to the garden at Little …
Amazon / Brand: Frances Lincoln
Price: 89.82 $

Virginia has long been famous for its lush and elegant landscapes. The beauty of sites like Monticello, Stratford, and Gunston Hall has aroused interest in garden restoration over the past decades. HISTORIC VIRGINIA GARDENS is a valuable source of information both for those who wish to supplement their garden tours with background information and for those interested in carrying out projects of their own. To the preparation of this book, The Garden Club of Virginia, one of the nation s earliest and …

An Irish-born gardener and writer, William Robinson (1838-1935) travelled widely to study gardens and gardening in Europe and America. He founded a weekly illustrated periodical, The Garden, in 1871, which he owned until 1919, and published numerous books on different aspects of horticulture. Topics included annuals, hardy perennials, alpines and sub-tropical plants, as well as accounts of his travels. This book, his most famous work, was first published in 1883, and fifteen editions were issued …

Filled with beautiful color photographs, this award-winning guidebook reveals the best of America s most famous national park. Grand Canyon: The Complete Guide equips travelers with detailed maps, travel tips, and extensive listings for lodging, camping, and sightseeing. From river rafting to mule rides, Grand Canyon is filled with adventures. But without careful planning, a trip there can be overwhelming. This guide divides Grand Canyon into sections--the South Rim, North Rim, Colorado River, and …
Amazon / Brand: Destination Press
Price: 56.75 $

Like many residents of Jacksonville, Florida, the Jeffrey Meyers family liked to picnic under the city s magnificent Treaty Live Oak. When their toddler handed them an acorn from the tree, Meyers, a nurseryman, planted it in their back yard. That acorn was the inspiration for an immensely popular project, America s Famous & Historic Trees, sponsored by American Forests, the country s oldest nonprofit conservation organization. Through this program, Meyers and his volunteers have collected seeds …

Flowers. From around the World there is a Unity in Flowers. Calm. Peace. We all become ONE, even for just a moment. A Unity in Flowers. I am pleased that so many various former USA President sites, Library and Museums and their Institutes, have come aboard to showcase Flowers at their sites. If you have respect for former President George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, and The Carter Center which Jimmy and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter co-founded, Harry S. Truman, William Henry Harrison who was the 9th …

We all know about great gardeners like Gertrude Jekyll, most famous for encouraging the use of herbaceous borders in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. But what about the innovators of the gardening world who have made a real difference in our capacity to convert awkward foundations into glorious plots? How did the hose come to be? Who devised the greenhouse? Which classical hero brought in the first flower pots in 1230 B.C.? This entertaining book relates the intriguing stories of many inventions, …
Amazon / The Lyons Press
Price: 42.25 $

In celebration of his 300th year, a definitive survey of Capability Brown’s most famous gardens and landscapes in Britain. Widely acknowledged as the most influential landscape designer of his age, Lancelot Capability Brown was to England what Frederick Law Olmsted was to America—responsible for shaping the very ideal of the nation’s parkland. Brown’s ambition was to bring out of a landscape the best of its potential rather than impose his own ideas upon it. His designs are organic, weaving …
Amazon / imusti
Price: 39.61 $

Like many residents of Jacksonville, Florida, the Jeffrey Meyers family liked to picnic under the city s magnificent Treaty Live Oak. When their toddler handed them an acorn from the tree, Meyers, a nurseryman, planted it in their back yard. That acorn was the inspiration for an immensely popular project, America s Famous & Historic Trees, sponsored by American Forests, the country s oldest nonprofit conservation organization. Through this program, Meyers and his volunteers have collected seeds …

Published in 1947, Armchair Gardening is a meditation on the sensual and spiritual aspects of gardening. Thomas Hubbard McHatton believes gardening is an art―a method of expression analogous to sculpture or dance. He carefully dissects the delicate components of a garden, explaining how one can pinpoint the intricate and harmonious tastes, sounds, and odors flowing freely among the plants. McHatton includes a chronicle of America’s interest in gardening, starting with its genesis, expanding to …

From the wooded road made of golden hemlock running past L. Frank Baum s childhood home to the lonely stump of Scout s oak in Harper Lee s Alabama, author Richard Horan gathers tree seeds—and stories—from the homes of America s most treasured authors. At once a heartfelt paean to literature and a wise, funny, and uplifting account of one man s reconnection with nature, Seeds celebrates Horan s triumphs and calamities on his quest to link trees with great writers—a delightfully original meditation …
Amazon / Harper Perennial
Price: 23.16 $

First published in 1977, this book—from one of America’s most famous and prolific agricultural writers—became an almost instant classic among homestead gardeners and small farmers. Now fully updated and available once more, Small-Scale Grain Raising offers a entirely new generation of readers the best introduction to a wide range of both common and lesser-known specialty grains and related field crops, from corn, wheat, and rye to buckwheat, millet, rice, spelt, flax, and even beans and sunflowers. …

Lombard has been called the “Lilac Village” since the late 1920s when William R. Plum, affectionately known as the “Colonel,” bestowed his world-renowned lilac collection to the village for use as its first public park. Colonel Plum’s 2.5-acre estate was known as Lilacia and began in 1911 after a trip to the Lemoine Lilac Gardens in France. By the time Plum passed away in 1927, he had amassed over 200 varieties of lilacs and had the largest collection of French hybrids in the world. Jens …
Amazon / Arcadia Publishing
Price: 16.30 $

Apples of New York is a book that tells the rousing good story of how New York State became the Big Apple.It starts with the colonists importing their beloved apples from Europe.Onto the Revolutionary war,Civil war,both World wars and it reveals the surprising connection with the Harlem Renaissance, Russia, so much more. Included are 26 full color, full page Botanical paintings of Heritage apples by the renowned artist A.L. DuBois with a listing of orchards where they are grown and sold.Also there …
Amazon / New Place Press
Price: 12.61 $

Hounds-tongue. Ragged robin. Costmary. Pennyroyal. All-heal. These plants, whose very names conjure up a bygone world, were among the great variety of flowers and herbs grown in America’s colonial and early Federal gardens. In this sumptuously illustrated book, a leading historic plant expert brings this botanical heritage back to life.Drawing on years of archival research and field trials in Colonial Williamsburg’s gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia, Lawrence Griffith documents fifty-six species …
Amazon / Yale University Press
Price: 10.77 $