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Reviews of English Cottage Gardening: For American Gardeners, Revised Edition

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Author (1): Margaret Hensel
Author (2): Tasha Tudor

Hardcopy edition:
Publish date: July 2000
Published by: W.W. Norton & Company
List price: $50.00
ISBN Number: 039304789X



  Garden Bookworm editor's notes:  
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.

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Positive MaryEv On Jun 19, 2005, MaryEv wrote:

Asolutely gorgeous "dream" book, (how I want my garden to look, some day!) Many wonderful pictures of gardens, great descriptive text. I could just get lost in this book.

Each chapter defines a different attribute of a good English Cottage Garden and describes how and why it's important. Plants are well identified in each of the photos.

Really beautiful book.

Positive BUFFY690 On Feb 3, 2005, BUFFY690 wrote:

Excellent book lots of photos for garden planning ideas, each photo has a detailed description as to the plantings. The text was very entertaining. The reference section in the end of the book was full of very good information also.

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