Tasha Tudor's Garden

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Tovah Martin
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1994 - Gardening - 160 pages
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Tasha Tudor's poignant art has fascinated adults and children for decades. Her nineteenth-century New England lifestyle is legendary. Gardeners are especially intrigued by the profusion of antique flowers -- spectacular poppies, six-foot foxgloves, and intoxicating peonies -- in the cottage gardens surrounding her hand-hewn house. Until now we've only caught glimpses of Tasha Tudor's landscape. In this gorgeous book, two of her friends, the garden writer Tovah Martin and the photographer Richard Brown, take us into the magical garden and then behind the scenes. As we revel in the bedlam of Johnny-jump-ups and cinnamon pinks, the intricacy of the formal peony garden, and the volumptuousness of her heirloom roses, we also learn Tasha's gardening secrets. How does she coax forth her finicky camellia blossoms in the dead of a Vermont winter? How does she train that fantastic topiary to model for her artwork? How can she keep her crown imperials from tumbling in the winds? Tasha's garden reflects a wealth of family lore, perfected through the years and years of working the soil. We may be dazzled by the beauty of the garden, but we come away from this book with practical ideas about improving our own plots of land. "Paradise on earth" is how Tasha describes her garden, and along with the flowers and the vegetables that provide her food, her paradise is filled with an enchanting menagerie -- corgies, Nubian goats, cats, chickens, fantail doves, and forty or more exotic finches, cockatiels, canaries, nightingales, and parrots, which inhabit her collection of antique cages. Tasha's beautiful watercolors and her enchanting anecdotes color this sublimely beautiful book.
  

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Well written and the pictures are gorgeous! - Goodreads
This is a beautiful book, with stunning photography. - Overstock.com
Awesome photographs! - Goodreads

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User Review  - ThePinkCarrot - Goodreads

Tasha had enormous energy -- How did she do it?! Nice photos, cute stories. Read full review

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User Review  - Clark - Goodreads

I don't reread many books but this great book will be reread by me over and over. I loved when Tasha kept here home so warm in the winter and said she believed in staying warm. Somehow I find comfort in that. Read full review

Contents

April Ac Before
25
ne Crarden Awakens
47
J u n
69
July
99
Lilies 8c Berries to Spare
117
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About the author (1994)

Tovah Martin is the author of "Garden Whimsy," "Tasha Tudor's Garden," & "Indoor Gardens," among other garden books. She is a popular lecturer & lives in Roxbury, Connecticut.

Richard W. Brown, most recently the author of "My Kind of Garden," lives in Peacham, Vermont.

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