A Gentle Plea for Chaos: Reissued

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A&C Black, Oct 11, 2011 - Gardening - 192 pages
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In this book the author describes the way her garden evolved and how, without meaning to do so, she let it take over her life. She suggests moving away from planning, regimentation and gardening with the mentality of a stamp-collector. Frequently funny and always stimulating, she writes of the alchemy of gardens, of the 19th-century plant-collectors and plant illustrators and of the gardening philosophers, all fertilizing great thoughts along with their hollyhocks.

 

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Contents

1 A Compulsion for Trees
1
2 The Slow Infiltration of Water
31
3 Stone Walls and Climbers
72
4 The Will of the Rose
112
5 Bulbs Corms Rhizomes and Such
146
Index
177
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About the author (2011)

Mirabel Osler won the 1988 Sinclair Consumer Press Garden Writer of the Year Award. She lives in England.

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