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Gardens of Use & Delight: Uniting the Practical and Beautiful in an Integrated Landscape

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Tools and inspriation for blending garden form with function and creating an integrated garden.
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Golden 2002 Softcover 304 pages. Softcover. Brand new book. GARDENING. Over thirty years ago, Jo Ann and Jigs Gardner moved their family of six from New England to a remote farm ... on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. In an environment wracked by extremes of weather and blessed only with thin, rocky soil, this couple wrested beauty and sustenance from the land. Gardens of Use & Delight offers the deep pleasure of their story, one filled with the lesson of hardships overcome and the rewards of independent living. It also gives gardeners everywhere, regards of the extent of their landscape and ambitions for it, the tools to succeed in blending garden form with function. Learn, for instance, how to choose trees and shrubs to create the "bones' of a garden before adding landscape, thus letting the landscape evolve. And learn, too, how to use the Gardners' "plant-by-plant" wisdom to create an integrated garden. In their charming narrative, the Gardners tell tales of hit-and-miss garden experiments, sharing boundl Read more Show Less

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Tools and inspriation for blending garden form with function and creating an integrated garden.
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The Gardners write about their farm on Cape Breton Island—one they worked for 30 years—while Elayne Sears illustrates the text with pleasant watercolors. Subsequent to the descriptions of the farm and the Gardners' myriad suggestions is a chapter providing practical and aesthetic advice, including letting a place evolve over time from use and needs rather than from blueprint, matching plants to habitat, creating verticality or height in an otherwise low or horizontal landscape, and thinking of the garden not as a series of un- or barely connected rooms but as linked areas. Throughout the book, there is almost as much focus on aesthetics as on practicality. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555913243
  • Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/3/2002
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


Jo Ann Gardner has published several highly regarded gardening books, including The Heirloom Garden, Living with Herbs, and Herbs in Bloom, and lectures widely. She and her husband, Jigs Gardner, a published essayist and fiction writer, have dedicated many years to living in the garden, from growing flowers to cultivating food. This is their first book together. Jigs Gardner, a published essayist and fiction writer, has dedicated many years to living in the garden, from growing flowers to cultivating food. This is his first book together with his wife. They now live and garden in Essex, New York.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 8
Part 1 The Whole
Chapter 1 The Farm Today 14
Chapter 2 The Evolving Landscape 28
Part 2 The Gardens
Chapter 3 The Kitchen Garden 44
Kitchen Garden Sampler of Recipes 58
Chapter 4 An Old-Fashioned Fruit Garden 70
Fruit Garden Sampler of Recipes 75
Chapter 5 The Flowering Herb Garden 93
Sampler of Early Season Herbs & Flowers 106
Directions for Candied Petals & Pressed Floral Cards 117
Chapter 6 The Harvest Bed 118
Sampler of Mid- to Late-Season Herbs & Flowers 130
Directions for Herb Salt/Salt-Free Herb Blend; Skin Freshener; Beginner's Artemisia Wreath Base 142
Chapter 7 Roses 145
Sampler of Favorite Hardy Roses (and the Absolute Truth About Them) 164
Rose Companions 174
Directions for Rose Potpourri & Rose Petal Jelly 178
Chapter 8 The Art of Naturalizing 181
Sampler of Tough Plants 201
Chapter 9 The Contained Garden 210
Sampler of Scented Plants 228
Directions for Green Basil Tea; Herbal Confetti; Purple Basil Jelly Purple Basil Vinegar 236
Chapter 10 In the Cottage Garden Spirit 239
Sampler of Old Favorites 258
Part 3 The Integrated Landscape--Practice & Philosophy
Chapter 11 Growing Guide 268
Hardiness Zones 268
Successful Seed Germination 270
Seed Saving 273
The Compost Heap 274
No-Dig Gardening: Raised Beds 276
No-Dig Gardening: Direct Sod Planting 278
Plant Maintenance 278
Propagation 280
Managing Water Resources 282
Harvesting 283
Disease and Insect Control 283
Chapter 12 A Summary of Practical & Aesthetic Principles 286
Epilogue 292
Bibliography 298
Index 299
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