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Lessons from the Great Gardeners Forty Gardening Icons and What They Teach Us Like heirloom seeds and grafts from trees advice from great gardeners handed down through the centuries has shaped the science and art of gardens across the globe Spanning gardeners from fifteenth ce

  • Title: Lessons from the Great Gardeners: Forty Gardening Icons and What They Teach Us
  • Author: Matthew Biggs
  • ISBN: 9780226369488
  • Page: 399
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Lessons from the Great Gardeners: Forty Gardening Icons and What They Teach Us By Matthew Biggs, Like heirloom seeds and grafts from trees, advice from great gardeners handed down through the centuries has shaped the science and art of gardens across the globe Spanning gardeners from fifteenth century Japan to the contemporary United States, Lessons from the Great Gardeners profiles forty groundbreaking botanists, nurserymen, and tillers of earth, men and women whoseLike heirloom seeds and grafts from trees, advice from great gardeners handed down through the centuries has shaped the science and art of gardens across the globe Spanning gardeners from fifteenth century Japan to the contemporary United States, Lessons from the Great Gardeners profiles forty groundbreaking botanists, nurserymen, and tillers of earth, men and women whose passion, innovation, and green thumbs endure in the formal landscapes and vegetable patches of today Entries for each gardening great highlight their iconic plants and garden designs, revealing both the gardeners own influences and the seeds sometimes literal that they sowed for gardens yet to sprout From Andr Le N tre in seventeenth century France, who drew on his training as an architect and hydraulic engineer to bring the topiary form to Vaux le Vicomte and Versailles, to the work of High Line and Lurie Garden designer Piet Oudolf, and Thomas Jefferson s advice on creating protected garden microclimates for help growing early crops and tender fruit like figs with peas, a Jefferson favorite , Lessons from the Great Gardeners is a resource as rich as the soil from which it springs Featuring lush illustrations harvested from the archives of the Royal Horticultural Society, as well as sections on a dozen international gardens that showcase the lessons of the greats, this homage to the love of good, clean dirt is sure to inspire readers to get out in the sun and dig.

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    1. I enjoyed taking my time reading through this book, learning about some gardeners I had heard of and some I had not I like how the author told the story of the gardener and his her gardens, and then provided a page for each titled Lessons from the Greats I expect I ll pick this book up again to browse through the lessons as reminders and sources of inspiration Were their gardeners he left out that I might have included Of course But he explained his rationale for choosing who he chose, in the ho [...]

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