Scarecrows: Making Harvest Figures and Other Yard Folks

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No one understands fun like Felder Rushing. Invite him into your garden, and that boring old bird-scarer becomes a figure of mystery and power, a folk art masterpiece, and the best time you'll have all summer.

-- Thomas Christopher, Gardening columnist for House & Garden

"Felder Rushing is one of America's horticultural gems. His book, Scarecrows, is a wonderful blend of fact, folklore, and fun."

-- Doug Jimerson, Editor-in-Chief of garden.com

"In usual Felder style, this new book is filled with imagination,...

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Overview


No one understands fun like Felder Rushing. Invite him into your garden, and that boring old bird-scarer becomes a figure of mystery and power, a folk art masterpiece, and the best time you'll have all summer.

-- Thomas Christopher, Gardening columnist for House & Garden

"Felder Rushing is one of America's horticultural gems. His book, Scarecrows, is a wonderful blend of fact, folklore, and fun."

-- Doug Jimerson, Editor-in-Chief of garden.com

"In usual Felder style, this new book is filled with imagination, is fun, well researched, full of ideas, and genuinely useful. This is a must for my bookshelf."

-- Holly H. Shimizu, Managing Director

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580170673
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 1/9/1998
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 988,670
  • Product dimensions: 7.58 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.29 (d)

Meet the Author


Besides the book, Scarecrows, Felder Rushing has written numerous gardening and landscaping books and magazine articles, regularly contributes to garden.com, and is a frequent lecturer at historical and horticultural societies across the country. He hosts a radio show heard in Missouri, Tennessee, and Louisiana. Felder wrote Passalong Plants and Gardening Southern Style as well. Felder lives in his Mississippi cottage with his wife Terryl and his daughter. His garden is adorned with wildflowers and critters, a waterfall, and a variety of "yard art", including, of course, scarecrows.
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Table of Contents


Preface

Scarecrow Lore

Roots

American Scarecrows Come into Their Own

Pumpkins

Illustrious Scarecrows

Coming Full Circle

Corvus: The Crow

Your Basic Scarecrow

Support Systems

A Gallery of Heads

Clothes Make the Man

Extremities

Creating a Spectacle

The Scarecrow as an Art Form

Melle's Wrapped Scarecrows

"Hot" Scarecrow from the Junkyard

A Magical Scarecrow Garden

The Outer Edge

Scarecrows Unlimited

Appendix

Community Scarecrow Festivals

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