All My Phlox

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Kent State University Press, 1999 - Architecture - 123 pages
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Through colorful, personal vignettes, landscape designer Valerie Strong presents and solves specific landscape problems, including the excavations of her own ponds and the creation of three award-winning gardens. She comments on her natural surroundings, even empty lots and roadsides. Strong examines the neglected infrastructure of landscape design--the growers, carpenters, stone masons, landscapers, and labor force--with sympathy and humor, lifting the paper plans to philosophical observations of gardening and life. All My Phlox will direct the novice gardener and confirm the habits of those who are committed to working with nature. The author passes on her message of how to be a good steward of the land.
 

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Contents

Help
12
Connections
24
The Barn
37
Pools
44
A Picnic
56
August
66
Turkey Manure
77
By Committee
88
The Secret Garden
95
Forced
103
Back to Ohio
113
Mentioned in the Text
120
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About the author (1999)

Valerie Strong is currently a landscape designer in northeast Ohio.

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