The Potting Shed

The Potting Shed

by Linda Joan Smith
     
 

In the Potting Shed, our hearts, the pleasures of home, and the glories of the garden merge. Its practical character eases our garden labors. Its romantic nature enriches our lives. Here is peace, and beauty, and a sense of purpose.

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In the Potting Shed, our hearts, the pleasures of home, and the glories of the garden merge. Its practical character eases our garden labors. Its romantic nature enriches our lives. Here is peace, and beauty, and a sense of purpose.

Editorial Reviews

Alice Joyce
Potting sheds may serve extremely practical purposes, but in Smith's elegiac text they are viewed in the poetic realm of a gardener's fervent dreams. Some basic advice is included in side boxes, which supply gardening tips. And Smith does endeavor to address all gardeners, even those who utilize kitchen tables to plant up their fresh packets of seeds for nurturing indoors under grow lights. But overall, a romantic image emerges of the traditional uses for these separate little structures often found tucked away out back somewhere, ostensibly to house tools or provide storage for supplies. Color photographs, beguiling prose, and quotes from literary figures add up to a captivating, old-fashioned impression of the potting shed as a private space for reverie.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761101611
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/04/1996
Series:
Smith and Hawken Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 8.38(h) x 0.54(d)

Meet the Author


Hugh Palmer is an acclaimed garden and landscape photographer who lives in a small village in Oxfordshire, England. His work has appeared in over a dozen books, including Private Gardens of England, The Villages of Provence, Water Gardens, and Beautiful Backyards.

Linda Joan Smith, a contributing editor for Home Garden and Country Garden magazines, is the author of numerous articles on American gardens and gardeners. She has gardened from Arizona to Massachusetts, and Iowa to Pacific Grove, Calfornia.

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