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How to plan, plant and grow 16 different gardens: fragrance, colonial, butterfly, mon, children's, old roses, zen, Shakespeare, gray, love, hummingbird, secret, medieval, grass, Victorian and winter. Includes a garden primer, plant hardiness zone map and further reading.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published 1982 by Workman Publishing
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Kathleen
For those who want step by step instruction in laying out a particular kind of garden...this book can be most helpful. Various types of gardens are included & plant lists are provided ...some history on each particular garden is also added in some cases.

Writer's style is very approachable & easy to understand...no high & lofty botanical terms to look up in the dictionary.

Author carefully explains various aspects of developing the projects in some cases such as how to build raised bed...more
Dee
This was my first gardening book, and I bought it even before I had a garden. I just loved the idea of themes which was new for me at the time. I bought it when I was in college at a small gift shop on campus, and I read it cover to cover.
Wendy
This book is the reason I studied horticulture in college. I tried to emulate these beautiful plans but plants kept failing and I needed to understand what I didn't know. Thanks Ms. Damrosch for inspiring in me a lifelong passion for gardening.
Suzanne
Great resource when planning a new garden or modifying an existing one. I liked the idea of a "theme" and the author gives a number of inspiring ideas.
Wrdwrrior Lehr
Ok, but not an outstanding gardening book. Good pictures and good garden layouts for a novice.
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