Wisdom from a Shaker garden

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Penguin Studio, Jun 30, 1998 - Gardening - 90 pages
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A timely companion to Simple Wisdom, and a fetching gift book, offers garden inspiration and expertise from one of America's most beloved culturesThe many readers who loved Kathleen Mahoney's Simple Wisdom will be enchanted by this charming exploration of Shaker gardening traditions. The Shakers' most successful businesses were the growing and selling of vegetable seeds and medicinal herbs. Now Wisdom from a Shaker Garden invites us to share the secrets of Shaker gardens and pantries. Gardening tips, heirloom recipes, and herbal remedies interweave with inspirational poems, sayings, and songs that reflect on nature, the harvest, and the value of hard work and simple living. Evocative photographs of restored Shaker vegetable and herb gardens and well-worn tools intermingle with colorful seed-packet labels, garden maps, and other original Shaker artwork. This simple, genuine, and affordable treasure will charm gardeners, herbal-remedy enthusiasts, and the unwavering numbers who love all things Shaker.

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Kathryn Masson, a long-time resident of Virginia's Hunt Country, is the author of Historic Houses of Virginia, Santa Barbara Style, Napa Valley Style, and Sonoma Valley Style. Paul Rocheleau is co-photographer of Frank Lloyd Wright: The Masterworks and American Masterworks: The Twentieth Century House.

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