A Garden From A Hundred Packets of Seed

A Garden From A Hundred Packets of Seed

Book - 2002
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A refreshingly simple and free-spirited approach to making a garden for pure pleasure Forget "bones" Forget "structure." Forget trees, shrubs, and perennials. As James Fenton writes, "This is not a book about huge projects. It is about thinking your way towards the essential flower-garden, by the most traditional of routes: planting some seeds and seeing how they grow." In this light-hearted, instructive, original "games of lists," Fenton selects one hundred plants he would choose to grow from seed. Flowers for color, size, and exotic interest; herbs and meadow flowers; climbing vines, tropical species-- Fenton describes one hundred readily available varieties, and tells how to acquire and grow them. Here is a happy, stylish, unpretentious and thought-provoking gardening book that will beguile and inspire both novice and expert alike.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002
ISBN: 9780374160296
0374160295
Branch Call Number: ANF 635.9
Characteristics: 125 p. : ill. ; 20 cm

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ClaireM_W
Aug 20, 2011

Short on nuts'n'bolts info but very long on inspiration and charm.

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JoanW57
Sep 27, 2010

A charming and chatty little book. It provides one gardener's opinion on an approach to gardening, and advice on which plants grow best from seed.

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