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There is a rich garden heritage in the Mississippi River Corridor - a heritage influenced by many cultures and still thriving today. The gardens along the river, from Natchez to New Orleans, include the famous and breathtaking plantation estates, the simpler and charming Creole gardens, the contemporary and colorful suburban gardens, the lush and intimate New Orleans courtyard gardens, and so many more. Such diversity in style and purpose, yet all are infused with a special garden spirit and the unique and ...
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1992 Hard Cover First Edition Good in Good jacket Good in good jacket Ex-Library. 4to-over 9?"-12" tall. Explores the gardens along the mississippi from Natchez to New Orleans. ... Includes such topics as "Walls, Fences, Gates & Verandas, " "Pigeonniers and Their Kin, " "Heirloom Plants, " "Water in the Garden, " "Allees and Arbors" "Garden Retreats, " and more. Lavishly illustrated with color photographs. With bibliography. 180 pp. Very few library marks. Read more Show Less

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Overview

There is a rich garden heritage in the Mississippi River Corridor - a heritage influenced by many cultures and still thriving today. The gardens along the river, from Natchez to New Orleans, include the famous and breathtaking plantation estates, the simpler and charming Creole gardens, the contemporary and colorful suburban gardens, the lush and intimate New Orleans courtyard gardens, and so many more. Such diversity in style and purpose, yet all are infused with a special garden spirit and the unique and wonderful Southern plants that grow so quickly. Live Oak Splendor is a celebration of these gardens - Afton Villa, Rosedown, Longue Vue Gardens, Magnolia Mound, Rosalie, and many others - and this garden spirit, along with the fascinating history and culture behind them. Here you'll discover the early French and European design influences in the area, from the grand live oak allees so famous in the region to the pigeonniers, the pigeon houses that brought birds - and thus animation - to the garden. You'll discover how the early settler/gardeners responded to the semitropical landscape they found, endeavoring to tame it, but incorporating the native plants - such as the magnolias and dogwoods - they found. You'll discover the beloved heirloom plants of this area, the antique roses, irises, azaleas, and more, many of which are still cherished parts of contemporary gardens. These contemporary gardens, the pleasure gardens, complete the journey, displaying how modern design ideas unite with those of the past. There's all this and more in Live Oak Splendor. With more than 200 gorgeous photographs, this book will be a treasured addition to every gardener's library.
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Woodenly written, this book about the green Deep South is full of repetition, most noticeably in a chapter on allees. The prose is dull, and it is not helped by the dry historical quotations that open each chapter. These grand, imposing gardens--from the well-known Rosedown and Dunleith to less familiar homes, like The Cottage and Houmas House--obviously deserve livelier, more inspiring descriptions. Other questionable elements come into play: Feltwell and Odenwald tend to dismiss the slave labor on which most of the establishments depended (comparing it to the management of estates of Europe). Still, the area along the Mississippi between Natchez and New Orleans is indeed a treasure trove of living history. The authors do place the gardens in historical perspective, tracing structures and designs--whether gazebos or greenhouses--back to Europe origins. Odenwald ( Southern Plants ) is a professor of landscape architecture at Louisiana State University; Feltwell ( The Naturalist's Garden ) is a lecturer on garden design at the University of Kent in England. Photos not seen by PW . (Jan.)
George Cohen
In 1835 Joseph Holt Ingraham, traveling by steamboat up the Mississippi from New Orleans to Natchez, observed that the "grandeur of the forests and the luxuriance of the shrubs and plants have no parallel." Now, more than 150 years later, the authors have retraced Ingraham's route. Although the legendary gardens requiring a corps of gardeners for maintenance are gone, there is now a remarkable array of more-manageable gardens. The authors start with a chapter on gardens along the Mississippi River corridor, then cover such subjects as walls, fences, gates, verandas, heirloom plants, water gardens, arbors, gazebos, and statuary. Best of all are the 200 color photographs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878338078
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/1/1992
  • Pages: 192

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