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An `Irishman s cutting in garden parlance has well-formed roots before it is detached from the parent plant. Like the garden variety, the cuttings in this book have deep roots in the gardens of Ireland and among plantsmen, of both sexes, with Irish `roots. These cuttings are amusing, interesting tales of gardeners, plant-hunters and plants discovered near home or in faraway places, sometimes after great hardships. There are stories of eccentric, opinionated Irish gardeners and plants they cherished, …
Amazon / Brand: Collins Pr
Price: 195.64 $

Assembled by two of the most distinguished botanical and ethnological scholars in Britain, this book chronicles the medicinal uses of more than 400 species used by the plain folk of Britain and Ireland. The history of these plants usages has been mined from rich firsthand accounts captured by surveys, from more than 1000 manuscript volumes of the Irish Folklore Commission, and from close to 300 other published and unpublished sources. The book includes chosen illustrations from herbals such as those …

The Pocket Guide to the 100 Best Gardens in Ireland takes readers on an informative, interesting and pictorial tour of some of Ireland’s most spectacular gardens. Written by journalist Shirley Lanigan, it explores the gardens’ histories, design, flora and fauna, and also includes interviews with owners, curators and gardeners. In addition, it acts as a practical guide, providing information on fees, opening hours, etc, and being pocket sized it is the ideal companion while traveling across Ireland …
Amazon / Liberties Press
Price: 159.53 $

Battle is a practical and sometimes lasting way of solving man s problems. It relies on the strength of the combatants and ignores the truth of the dispute. Discussion face to face can dissolve attitudes which have incorrectly determined judgements. The most striking example of this that I know is a Battle in Ireland in the eleventh century, where the king of Leinster fought a Viking prince. The Icelanders had raided Ireland for several generations in search of women, which they lacked since most …
Amazon / Springer
Price: 111.58 $

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 …

Drawing upon her vast knowledge of perennials and how they perform in the arid Southwest, Mary Irish has produced the definitive guide for gardeners who want to create lush, colorful gardens while keeping artificial irrigation to a minimum. This book will help Southwest gardeners meet the challenge of growing perennials successfully by providing inspired, practical information on how to design dry-climate gardens and an A-Z guide to 156 proven plants. Each entry includes the plant s scientific and …
Amazon / Brand: Timber Press
Price: 63.53 $

These exotic natives of the Americas are among the most striking of drought-tolerant plants, and they make wonderful accents in the landscape, providing excellent contrasts to flowering perennial plantings. They can also be massed effectively, and many of the species are small, ideal for use in containers.The authors point out that innovative nurseries and gardeners in cool, humid regions have shown that many of these plants may be suitable for areas with climates very different from their native …

This book charts the history and development of formal gardening in Ireland in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, and in particular the grand geometric style garden that was fashionable between 1660 and 1740. It examines the people who created these gardens, the influences that affected them, the materials that they employed, and the uses of landscape interventions. Using a wide range of sources, including several previously unpublished, this the most extensive survey to date of early Irish …
Amazon / Four Courts Press
Price: 59.60 $

Excerpt from Tingle Nursery Co. Pittsville, MD., Wholesale Price List: Lining Out and Specimen Stock, Spring 1932 French hydrangeas Each 10 100 1 yr. Field grown plants 2 yr. Field grown plants 35 La Marne (glossy Rose Pink) Otaksa (pink and Blue) Marechal Foch (carmine Red) Trophee (pink and Blue) Maurice Hamar (blue) ilex Crenata (japanese Holly) 12 to 15 in. 15 to 18 in. 90 18 to 21 in. Glabra (inkberry) 15 to 18 in. 18 to 24 in. 50 Sieboldi (siebold s Holly) 15 to 18 in. 18 to 24 in. 50 jasmine …
Amazon / Forgotten Books
Price: 58.32 $

Accomplished novelist, satirist, and garden writer Des Kennedy describes his life journey from a childhood of strict Irish Catholicism in England to a charmed existence amid the gardens of his Gulf Island home in British Columbia. From his First Holy Communion to his days as a young seminarian, through the Beat poetry scene in New York and the social upheavals of the 1960s, this monk-turned-pilgrim pursues a quest for meaning and purpose. After leaving monastic life and moving west, Kennedy takes …
Amazon / Brand: Greystone Books
Price: 58.17 $

This book deals with the cultivation of vegetables and fruit in cottage gardens and urban allotments across Ireland since the mid-18th century. The debates engendered by these small patches of land connect directly to some of the biggest issues in Irish history. Throughout the period, gardens and allotments have attracted the attention of people often pejoratively described as do-gooders - those who wished to encourage Irish people to improve themselves economically, but also politically, morally, …
Amazon / Four Courts Press
Price: 47.43 $

Vervain (BeirbhÉine) protects against evil and witchcraft. Put nine sprigs of yarrow in your right stocking, put the stocking so adorned under your pillow, repeat the verse provided and you will dream of your future husband. Enthusiast Mac Coitir s text, which includes an essay on plant folklore in Ireland, two dozen entries for major plants and nearly 30 more for minor plants, is beautifully illustrated by Grania Langrishe with watercolors and precise line art. Mac Coitir concentrates on native …
Amazon / Collins Pr
Price: 44.95 $

Visit over forty of Ireland s most beautiful gardens without moving from your armchair with this stunning book, ranging from the grand old demesnes of the Anglo-Irish ascendancy to the intensely personal creations of passionate plantsmen and garden makers. Visitors to Ireland are often surprised at the palm trees that make so many gardens look as if they belong in a holiday postcard. How can such exotics survive on an island that is as far north as the prairies of Canada and the pine forests of Siberia? …
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Price: 43.11 $