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English Cottage Gardening: For American Gardeners

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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 o ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published July 17th 2000 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published October 1992)
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Ren
Just what I wanted from a book on cottage gardening (English, American or otherwise.) A variety of different gardens with information on the philosophy behind the garden. Wonderful pictures (really the big draw for me) and even more important a very complete listing of the plants in the picture. Also rates a five star book because of the plant glossary in the back, very thorough and each plant has a list of attractive companion plantings. Love it!!
Lorie
Great pictures and a nice list of plants with details at the end. I'll probably add this one to my personal collection if I can find it used at a decent price. I can see I am going to have to start a shelf for gardening books in the new house.
Amy
Love, love, love this book! so many inspirations and plant combination ideas for my own garden.
Karen Floyd
Beautiful pictures and practical advice and ideas. One of the best garden books I've read.
Michelle
I LOVE the photos in this one!
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I am taking this with me on my anniversary getaway so we can discuss what to do with our southern slope.
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