English Cottage Gardening: For American Gardeners

English Cottage Gardening: For American Gardeners

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English Cottage Gardening: For American Gardeners by Margaret Hensel

Thanks to the extraordinary photographs and gardening wisdom in this classic book,the elegant intimacy of the English cottage garden is a practical possibility for amateur gardeners in diverse regions of the United States. The author has analyzed the aesthetic and horticultural elements in ten representative cottage gardens—eight in England and two in the United States. Her spectacular photographs render the look and atmosphere of these gardens, while her text focuses on easily grown, readily available plants that are adaptable to a wide variety of climatic and soil conditions. In the back of the book—completely updated for this new edition—may be found specific horticultural information on a wide variety of cottage garden plants commonly available in the United States, glossaries of Latin and common names, and a list of sources for old rose varieties. The gardens in this beautiful book are not those of the great estates of England, manicured by staffs of professional gardeners. They are, instead, labors of love on the part of individual homeowners, many of whom started with bleak, rubble-strewn lots and went on to create the enchanted settings pictured here.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393030129
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 10/28/1992
Edition description: 1st ed
Pages: 239
Product dimensions: 10.24(w) x 10.28(h) x 0.96(d)

About the Author

Margaret Hensel is an accomplished garden designer, photographer, and writer whose articles and photographs have been published in numerous magazines. She lives in western Massachusetts.

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