Tasha Tudor's Garden

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Tasha Tudor's poignant art has fascinated adults and children for decades. Her nineteenth-century New England lifestyle is legendary. Gardeners are especially intrigued by the profusion of antique flowers—spectacular poppies, six-foot foxgloves, and intoxicating peonies—in the cottage gardens surrounding her hand-hewn house. Until now we've only caught glimpses of Tasha Tudor's landscape. In this gorgeous book, two of her friends, the garden writer Tovah Martin and the photographer Richard Brown, take us into the...

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Overview

Tasha Tudor's poignant art has fascinated adults and children for decades. Her nineteenth-century New England lifestyle is legendary. Gardeners are especially intrigued by the profusion of antique flowers—spectacular poppies, six-foot foxgloves, and intoxicating peonies—in the cottage gardens surrounding her hand-hewn house. Until now we've only caught glimpses of Tasha Tudor's landscape. In this gorgeous book, two of her friends, the garden writer Tovah Martin and the photographer Richard Brown, take us into the magical garden and then behind the scenes. As we revel in the bedlam of Johnny-jump-ups and cinnamon pinks, the intricacy of the formal peony garden, and the volumptuousness of her heirloom roses, we also learn Tasha's gardening secrets. How does she coax forth her finicky camellia blossoms in the dead of a Vermont winter? How does she train that fantastic topiary to model for her artwork? How can she keep her crown imperials from tumbling in the winds? Tasha's garden reflects a wealth of family lore, perfected through the years and years of working the soil. We may be dazzled by the beauty of the garden, but we come away from this book with practical ideas about improving our own plots of land. "Paradise on earth" is how Tasha describes her garden, and along with the flowers and the vegetables that provide her food, her paradise is filled with an enchanting menagerie—corgies, Nubian goats, cats, chickens, fantail doves, and forty or more exotic finches, cockatiels, canaries, nightingales, and parrots, which inhabit her collection of antique cages. Tasha's beautiful watercolors and her enchanting anecdotes color this sublimely beautiful book.

Writer and illustrator of more than 75 beloved children's books, Tasha Tudor lives a 19th-century lifestyle in the gardens surrounding her hand-hewn house. In this gorgeous book, garden writer Tovah Martin and photographer Richard Brown take readers into the magical gardens called "Paradise"--and behind the scenes. Photographs and watercolors throughout.

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"By savoring Martin's delightfully intimate account of seasonal activities in Tasha Tudor's Vermont garden and by gazing upon the included photographic studies of the legendary gardener in her element—surrounded by lavish flower borders—Tudor's reputation is indelibly imprinted. From the house on a hilltop (built by her son and patterned after a centuries-old farmhouse), to her clothing style (layers of garments resembling the look of a pioneer woman), Tudor epitomizes a Yankee lifestyle that will enrapture readers. In fact, Tudor would probably already be a "national living treasure" if our government bestowed the equivalent of Japan's accolade for individuals of outstanding artistic achievement." Booklist, ALA
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The noted children's-book author and illustrator Tasha Tudor, ``half naturalist, half gardener,'' lives with her dogs, Nubian goats and countless trees, plants and flowers on a 250-acre hilltop farm in Vermont. Here Martin (The Essence of Paradise) and Brown (The Private World of Tasha Tudor) politely dog her trail during the growing months to learn the hows and whys of her gardening prowess. A few knacks and secrets: one of Tudor's particularly prized theme gardens on the property is ``hemmed in by a ring of tall lilacs, which artfully disguise an electric fence to keep the deer at bay.'' Another: ``The primroses sink their toes only into well-composted goat manure mixed with leaf mold.'' Perhaps the ultimate: Tudor's ``manure tea,'' an invention consisting of cow flops and water steeped all summer in a caldron for use as fertilizer. Tea or no, the book's roundly picturesque and dappled with full-color photos of Herself minding the peonies and strolling barefoot (by preference) past the daffodils. The text by Martin is friendly and informative. A list of Tudor's favorite nurseries is included. (Oct.)
Alice Joyce
By savoring Martin's delightfully intimate account of seasonal activities in Tasha Tudor's Vermont garden and by gazing upon the included photographic studies of the legendary gardener in her element--surrounded by lavish flower borders--Tudor's reputation is indelibly imprinted. From the house on a hilltop built by her son and patterned after a centuries-old farmhouse, to her clothing style layers of garments resembling the look of a pioneer woman, Tudor epitomizes a Yankee lifestyle that will enrapture readers. In fact, Tudor would probably already be a "national living treasure" if our government bestowed the equivalent of Japan's accolade for individuals of outstanding artistic achievement.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780395436097
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 10/28/1994
  • Edition description: None
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 264,408
  • Product dimensions: 8.83 (w) x 10.66 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Tovah Martin is one of this country's best-known garden writers and lecturers. She is the author with Richard W. Brown of Tasha Tudor's Garden which won the highest award from the Garden Writers Association of America. She holds the gold medal for horticulture from the Massachsetts Horticultural Society.

Richard W. Brown grew up in the Boston area and left the city to make a life in rural Vermont. A graduate of Harvard, where he studied art and art history, he taught school before embarking on a career as a photographer. His books include The Private World of Tasha Tudor, Moments in Eden, The View from the Kingdom, A Vermont Christmas, and Pictures from the Country.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2002

    Great recipes! 10 stars

    I first encountered this book at the library and fell in love with it, and kept checking the book out. So like the other Tasha Tudor books, it was part of a set of her books my husband got me as an early holiday gift. What I like about the book is it deals with the changing seasons and not just spring or summer when things are "growing". Like us she lives in an area that gets snow in the winter, so she knows that there is life amongst the new snow. And like the photo of the purple crocus on page 37 the photos in the book are worth the purchase of the book alone. But her dialogue is like frosting on the cake. And she doesn't just talk about her wonderful life that is eccentric as well as Martha Stewart with sage wisdom mode, but she demonstrates with words and the photos how she puts words into action. This is a book I think people who like cottage gardens or who live in the mountains will LOVE.

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