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A Garden for All Seasons

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This book is a splendid garden planner that draws on the simple secrets of English gardening techniques to help achieve a landscape that is beautiful throughout the year. This book is divided by the four seasons with detailed descriptions of over 1000 plants.
Hardcover, 431 pages
Published April 1st 1991 by Readers Digest
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Bionic Jean
"It is a standard excuse among gardeners to tell visitors that they should have seen the garden last week. Or next. Or in summer, autumn, or at any time other than now".

So begins A Garden For All Seasons, and after we have chuckled at this wry home truth, we realise two facts about the book. One, it is cleverly slanted to encourage gardeners to keep the whole year in mind, and plant accordingly. And two, it is a book for dedicated gardeners; those who have visitors to come to look specifically a
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Inspired by English gardens -- but aimed squarely at an American audience -- this book is the ultimate "idea bank" - with the focus on designing a garden that has appeal not just in spring and summer but in fall and winter as well. The hundreds of photos do an excellent job of showing how one particular garden might look throughout the year. There are five sections to the book: All Seasons, Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter, and for each there are suggested shrubs, trees, perennials, bulbs, and ...more
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The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. is a global media and direct marketing company based in Chappaqua, New York, best known for its flagship publication founded in 1922, Reader's Digest. The company's headquarters are in New York City, where it moved from Pleasantville, New York.

The company was founded by DeWitt and Lila Wallace in 1922 with the first publication of Reader's Digest magazine, but
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