American garden writing: gleanings from garden lives then and now

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PAJ Publications, 1988 - Gardening - 334 pages
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An extraordinary amount of knowledge is compiled in this collection of fifty selections on gardening from essays, letters, travel journals, and natural histories, covering a broad geographic range of writings from the colonial period to the present.

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Contents

Front Dooryards
5
A Visit to
13
White Flower Farm
20
Pleasures of the Nose
29
Gardening With Herbs
39
Political Economy of the Apple
50
Introduction to Organic Farming
60
The Reactor and the Garden
67
In a Charleston Garden
181
The Franciscan Missionaries
190
First Impressions
199
New Acquisitions to the American Flora
210
The Flowering Cherry Trees
218
TV THE PLAY OF ART AND NATURE
227
Notes from a Garden Book
237
Essay on Landscape Gardening
245

The Mississippi Market Bulletin
75
New England Natural History
85
Advice for the Fall
91
A Description of North Carolina
107
Planting of Lawns and Flower Beds
113
Recent Progress in
124
Hamburgers and Houseplants
134
On Top of the World
140
The Changing Rose
153
TRAVELERS AND THE TRAVELS OF PLANTS
159
The Bounteous Kingdom of Flora
171
The Lawn
254
Italian GardenMagic
260
Inspiration from Tropical Scenery
265
The LoversLane Pool
272
Restoration of a Poets Garden
279
REFLECTIONS IN A GARDEN WORLD
285
Broom and Wisteria
297
Womans Place
306
Summer 1945
318
INDEX
331
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About the author (1988)

Bonnie Marranca is co-editor of "Performing Arts Journal," as well as the author of "Ecologies of Theater" and "Theatrewritings," which received the George Jean Nathan Award; the editor of "American Dreams: The Imagination of Samp Shepard" and "The Theatre of Images.

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