Grand Masters of Maine Gardening: And Some of Their Disciples

Overview

Jane Lamb has been a major contributor of gardening articles to Down East magazine for nearly 20 years. Now 27 of her articles profiling Maine's premier gardeners and most outstanding gardens are collected in one volume. Jane has provided a new introductory paragraph for each chapter to bring readers up to date on what has changed since the time when the original article was published. The book includes how-to advice about gardening in a northern climate and insight into ways to approach garden design, as well as...

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Overview

Jane Lamb has been a major contributor of gardening articles to Down East magazine for nearly 20 years. Now 27 of her articles profiling Maine's premier gardeners and most outstanding gardens are collected in one volume. Jane has provided a new introductory paragraph for each chapter to bring readers up to date on what has changed since the time when the original article was published. The book includes how-to advice about gardening in a northern climate and insight into ways to approach garden design, as well as 55 color photos by noted garden photographers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892726370
  • Publisher: Down East Books
  • Publication date: 8/1/2004
  • Pages: 143
  • Sales rank: 1,470,636
  • Product dimensions: 9.06 (w) x 11.39 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 9
Currier McEwen, World-Famous Iris Hybridizer 10
Bernard McLaughlin, Dean of Maine Gardeners 17
Roger Luce, Maine's Dean of Magnolias 24
Beatrix Farrand and Betsy Moore, Master Designer and Disciple 30
Asticou, A Beatrix Farrand Legacy 36
Charles Savage's Thuya Garden 40
Patrick Chasse Designs a Garden for Mainers 45
The Cottage Garden 50
Celia Thaxter's Victorian Garden 54
Nellie Davis Stops Traffic at Bean's Corner 62
Bernard Etzel, Farmington's Master Gardener 67
Carolyn Jenson, Sod-Top Gardener 72
Wild Asters, Beautiful and Bountiful 77
Corinne Mann's Daylilies 80
Five Hundred Enchanting Irises 86
Debbie Deal's Delphiniums 92
Heather Blooms at High Tide 97
Old Sheep Meadows Grows Roses for Maine 102
Wild Roses for the Garden 108
Tom York's Rhododendrons 112
Maine's Rare Wild Rhododendrons 116
The Sawyers Light Up the Shade 119
Bare Ledge Blossoms for Phid and Sharon Lawless 124
Lupines on the Front Lawn, Birds in the Bush 129
Doc Pinfold's Daffodils--and Lupines 134
A Gardening Heritage Lives On in Kezar Falls 138
Appendix Nurseries and Gardens Open to the Public 143
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