A Gentle Plea for Chaos

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Arcade Publishing, 1998 - Gardening - 181 pages
In controlled disorder lie planted the essence and beauty of the English garden, the ideal for gardens the world over. In her ability to inspire and evoke the passions and obsessions of gardeners, Mirabel Osler offers a stirring appeal for gardens that have lives of their own, that reflect not so much a compulsion for dominance and regimentation as an intimate understanding of nature's own designs.

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Osler's plea is not so gentle; rather, it's opinionated (though never dismissive), bell-clear, wickedly humorous, brilliant—a call for cultivated anarchy in the garden that turns an oxymoron into a ... Read full review

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