The cottage garden

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Prentice Hall, Aug 1, 1990 - Gardening - 192 pages
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Whatever the size and situation of your yard, you can learn how to create and cultivate an idyllic cottage garden, one of the best-loved and most enduring gardening styles. Inspiring and Evocative: tracing the development of the cottage garden from the humble vegetable patch to the lush flower garden, Christopher Lloyd and Richard Bird analyze what defines a cottage garden - a working garden that is as productive as it is charming. Full-color plans show how to utilize and organize the space available, whether creating a decorative flower garden with pinks and delphiniums, or a full working garden with fruits, rotation crops, and livestock. Easy-to-follow advice explains how structural features such as paths, fences, arbors, and ponds are best combined with flowers, vegetables, hedges and trees. Practical and Informative: Informative text and specially commissioned photography celebrate the continuing traditions of this age-old garden style that have ensured that the classic cottage garden still flourishes today. Full of practical advice and inspirational ideas, The Cottage Garden also features a photographic identification guide illustrating traditional cottage garden plants, while an entire section is devoted to showing how you can get the most out of the produce from your cottage garden.

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Review: The Cottage Garden

User Review  - Michelle Kwasney - Goodreads

Enjoyed rereading a gift from a dear friend, given over 20 years ago. What a lovely way to anticipate the beauty of the warmer weather ahead. A seasoned favorite, with exceptional reference, photographs, and nibbles of English wit. Read full review

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User Review  - Kay - Goodreads

The Cottage Garden has so many aspects. First it explains how cottage gardens came to be. Then it shows plants that are favorites of cottage gardens and lastly it tells you how to grow a cottage garden. If only I lived in England I'm sure I could work all of this out perfectly! Read full review

Contents

The Cottage Garden Tradition
6
CottageGarden Plants
17
CottageGarden Features
103
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About the author (1990)

Christopher Lloyd (1906-1986), one of Britain's premier naval historians, taught at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, and the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, from 1934 to 1966.

Bird is a full-time writer on the subject of gardens and gardening. He also judges at local horticulture shows.

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