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Probably the most enigmatic garden in Europe, the Sacred Wood at Bomarzo in central Italy has been called extravagant, mysterious, unholy, surrealist, fascinating and good fun, but it has never been perfectly understood – which is possibly just as its creator intended. The recurring theme of the ornamentation in the garden is the struggle of man s soul to distinguish between earthly and divine love, to see what is real and what illusion. Drawing on familiar figures from classical literature and …
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The Garden of Perfect Brightness (Yuanming Yuan) in the western suburbs of the Qing capital, Beijing, was begun by the great Kangxi (r. 1661–1722) and expanded by his son, Yongzheng (r. 1722–1735) and brought to its greatest glory by his grandson, Qianlong (r. 1736–1796). A lover of literature and art, Qinglong sought an earthly reflection of his greatness in his Yuanming Yuan. For many years he designed and directed an elaborate program of garden arrangements. Representing two generations …

Excerpt from Town and Window Gardening: Including the Structure, Habits, and Uses of Plants It is pleasing to reflect that, amid the heavy work and severe task of educating children in the Utilitarian three R s, the noblest sympathies of childhood s nature are not overlooked, and that the love for Nature s earthly stars and flowers is in a measure cultivated. Dwellers in the country know not fully the joy the sojourner in a town derives even from a common wild flower. About the Publisher Forgotten …
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An important horticultural memoir articulating a new landscape art that s both environmentally sensitive and rich in creativity. Janet Marinelli left her comfortable city garden to join a botanist colleague in search of the rare Seabeach Amaranth--one of our many native species that is in danger of extinction. The result of the ensuing seven-year odyssey, Stalking the Wild Amaranth is a work of science and a work of art. Marinelli tells the story of her discovery that contemporary gardening is out …

How does one write an introduction to the rose, supreme among flowers and reigning queen in the magical world of blossoming life? For centuries the mystery and glory of the rose, its perfection of form, fragrance, and colour, has been sung by poets, hymned by seer and saint, and treasured by those who love flowers and gardens. It is the mystical rose, the symbol of love on the earthly plane and, in the true language of the flowers, its spiritual significance is Love for the Divine. This volume contains …
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A tribute to the beauty of the famed Italian gardens of Isola Bella and Isola Madre, two precious jewels of Italy’s Lake Maggiore.   The islands of Isola Bella and Isola Madre have belonged to the Borromeo family since the sixteenth century. From the very beginning, this noble Italian family aimed to transform these fishing islands into small earthly paradises boasting lush gardens.    With stunning photography and informative texts, this book explores the enchanting scenery of both islands. …
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Excerpt from Flowers and Gardens in India: A Manual for Beginners IN preparing this fourth edition for the press, I Wish to thank those Whose enthusiastic reception of the preceding editions has led to the speedy necessity for a fourth. Even in its present form - which has grown considerably since the first edition - it does not presume to be more than a manual for begin mm, but the importance of a good beginning lies in the fact of its being the best assurance of a successful ending, so once again …
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You may never look at a garden in the same way again. Though not a how-to book, Beauty By Design is a treasure trove of ideas and enchantment for seasoned gardeners and beginners alike. Eleven inspired artists of the garden share their stories, their secrets, and their passion for gardening. Landscape is the canvas. Foliage, flowers, rocks, water, and other bounties of nature are the materials. With plants, objects, art, and artifice, they create magical spaces, engage our senses, and summon forth …
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Plants and gardens have always been a cornerstone of all major world religions and belief systems. The Fields of Reeds in Ancient Egypt, Eden in Christianity, the Isles of the Immortals in China and the Pure Land in Buddhist Japan are just some of the divine gardens promised to the faithful or earthly paradises imbued with symbolism and ritual. And in all religions plants have their own religious meanings and associations, ceremonial or ritualistic purpose and use. Taking a global perspective and …
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Gardening is the number one hobby in North America and thinking green is increasingly, and necessarily, the motto of North Americans. Almost Eden teaches gardeners how to create a little piece of Eden in their own backyards, using sound, ecological practices, without a chemical in sight. Readers will discover how they can create a garden that is in tune with God s original plan of earthly stewardship and a garden that is creative and well designed. This book also causes pause to wonder at the glorious …
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This collection of classic garden writing presents the garden as place of solace in our busy world, a retreat for lovers, and even an earthly paradise. Bringing together a wide range of voices from across the centuries and around the globe—from Pliny in first-century Italy to Robert Louis Stevenson in nineteenth-century Hawaii—Pleasures of the Garden features fiction and poetry, memoirs and letters, all in celebration of gardens. The gardens themselves vary widely, too, including the stately …
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In this beautifully illustrated book, Maureen Carroll examines the most recent evidence of the existence of ancient gardens, the horticultural practices used to plant and maintain them, and the many forms and functions they assumed. Surveying the ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece, Italy, and the provinces of the Roman Empire from the second millennium B.C. to the middle of the first millennium A.D., Carroll finds that whether grown as sources of food, symbols of wealth and prestige, or dwellings for …

Beauty of Cannabis is a visual journey into the spectacular marijuana strains being grown in the 21st Century. Award-winning photographer Spurs Broken takes us as deep as the lens will allow by directing light into the valleys between the leaves and through fissures full of crystal trichomes to reveal the beautiful strands, strings, and balls of earthly delight. Readers will learn to direct light inside each bud so it can reflect off the crystals to reveal beautiful colors and will discover the rewards …
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“Humanity has no other alternative before it today than either to learn again about the whole web of natural and cosmic connections, or to let both nature and humanity degenerate and die out. As in the past it is imperative that our knowledge should penetrate to the actual structure of Nature.” ―Rudolf Steiner, Koberwitz, 1924 CHAPTER TOPICSTHE EARTH AS A LIVING ORGANISM: The four kingdoms of Nature, The etheric world in ancient philosophies, The formation of the Elements in the Earth, The …
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