Armchair Gardening: Some of the Spirit, Philosophy and Psychology of the Art of Gardening

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University of Georgia Press, May 1, 2010 - Gardening - 140 pages
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Published in 1947, Armchair Gardening is a meditation on the sensual and spiritual aspects of gardening. Thomas Hubbard McHatton believes gardening is an art—a method of expression analogous to sculpture or dance. He carefully dissects the delicate components of a garden, explaining how one can pinpoint the intricate and harmonious tastes, sounds, and odors fl owing freely among the plants. McHatton includes a chronicle of America's interest in gardening, starting with its genesis, expanding to explain its role in universal gardening, and concluding with a written pilgrimage through some of America's most famous gardens.

 

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Contents

Gardening and the Arts
1
Psychology in Gardening
11
Sight in Gardening
16
Color in Gardening
34
Garden Music
48
Garden Odors
59
Touch and Taste in Gardening
68
Interest in Plants
74
The Genesis of American Gardening
87
Americas Role in Gardening
105
Garden Treks
123
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Thomas Hubbard McHatton (1883–1956) served as head of the Department of Horticulture and director of the Garden School at the University of Georgia for more than forty years. He was elected president of the American Society of Horticultural Science in 1930. McHatton was instrumental in the formation of the Garden Club of Georgia, of which his wife was past president.

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