English Cottage Gardening: For American Gardeners

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Norton, 2000 - Gardening - 252 pages
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The author has analyzed the aesthetic and horticultural elements in ten representative cottage gardens--eight in England and two in the United States. Her spectacular photographs render the look and atmosphere of these gardens, while her text focuses on easily grown, readily available plants that are adaptable to a wide variety of climatic and soil conditions. In the back of the book--completely updated for this new edition--may be found specific horticultural information on a wide variety of cottage garden plants commonly available in the United States, glossaries of Latin and common names, and a list of sources for old rose varieties. The gardens in this beautiful book are not those of the great estates of England, manicured by staffs of professional gardeners. They are, instead, labors of love on the part of individual homeowners, many of whom started with bleak, rubble-strewn lots and went on to create the enchanted settings pictured here.

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User Review  - Karen Floyd - Goodreads

Beautiful pictures and practical advice and ideas. One of the best garden books I've read. Read full review

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User Review  - Lorie - Goodreads

Great pictures and a nice list of plants with details at the end. I'll probably add this one to my personal collection if I can find it used at a decent price. I can see I am going to have to start a shelf for gardening books in the new house. Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Margaret Hensel is an accomplished garden designer, photographer, and writer whose articles and photographs have been published in numerous magazines. She lives in western Massachusetts.

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