Embroidered Ground: Revisiting the Garden
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Embroidered Ground: Revisiting the Garden

by Page Dickey, William Atherton
     
 

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In Embroidered Ground: Revisiting the Garden, the acclaimed author and garden designer Page Dickey writes of the pitfalls, challenges, successes, and myriad pleasures of the twenty-nine year process of creating her own remarkable garden, Duck Hill, in upstate New York. This winning book details the evolution of one especially loved and cared-for

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In Embroidered Ground: Revisiting the Garden, the acclaimed author and garden designer Page Dickey writes of the pitfalls, challenges, successes, and myriad pleasures of the twenty-nine year process of creating her own remarkable garden, Duck Hill, in upstate New York. This winning book details the evolution of one especially loved and cared-for space: its failed schemes and realized dreams, and the wisdom gained in contending with an ever-evolving work of art. The author shares her very personal views on what contributes to a garden's success--structure, fragrance, the play of light and shadow, patterns and textures, multiseasonal plants. She writes of gardening with a husband, with wildlife, with dogs and chickens. And she grapples with how to adapt her garden--as we can adapt ours--to change in the years ahead.

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Dominique Browning
Embroidered Ground is a sweet, tender love story about how gardens and gardeners age and adapt, each to the other.
—The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780374533199
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
02/14/2012
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,506,145
Product dimensions:
5.39(w) x 8.02(h) x 0.71(d)

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