Paradise under Glass: An Amateur Creates a Conservatory Garden

Paradise under Glass: An Amateur Creates a Conservatory Garden

by Ruth Kassinger

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Overview

Paradise Under Glass is a witty and absorbing memoir about one woman’s unlikely desire to build, stock, and tend a small conservatory in her suburban Maryland home. Ruth Kassinger’s wonderful story of the unique way she chose to cope with the profound changes in her life—a book that will delight readers of Eat, Pray, Love and I Feel Bad About My Neck—is interwoven with the fascinating history of conservatories from the Renaissance orangeries to the glass palaces of Kew.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061547744
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/20/2010
Pages: 347
Product dimensions: 8.68(w) x 5.80(h) x 1.19(d)

About the Author

Ruth Kassinger is the author of Paradise Under Glass, as well as a number of award-winning science and history books for young adults. She has written for the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, Health magazine, Science Weekly, and other publications.

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Paradise under Glass: An Amateur Creates a Conservatory Garden 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
ALinNY458 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An interesting and informative book that is part memoir of the author's experience as a beginning gardner who builds and populates a conservatory garden in her home and also part history of indoor gardening going back to the Roman era. Most interesting were the linkages of how hot house herb gardens helped expand medical and scientific knowledge during the Enlightenment. I recommend this book to anyone interested in horticulture or just a good story about the why and how of one women's journey from brown thumb to green thumb gardener.
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