Emyl Jenkins' Pleasures of the Garden

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Crown Publishers, 1993 - Gardening - 192 pages
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Is there anyone who does not love a garden? Its beauty, its fragrance, its quietness, its glory, its magic? Emyl Jenkins writes, "My garden is my comfort, a sacred place where my spirit is restored, my mind refreshed, and my body rejuvenated." In the garden you can find life's deeper meaning and behold its scheme. Cheerful little surprises are everywhere in every season. You can nurture your soul in the garden as you fall under its magical spell.
Join Emyl Jenkins as she explores the lore, the poetry, and the universal allure of the garden in Emyl Jenkins' Pleasure of the Garden. Come with her through the garden gate, along winding pathways, down country roads, to the grand formal gardens of another time, to the farmers' market, out to the seashore, and up to the mountains to behold gardens that are simple and majestic, quiet and exuberant.
Emyl Jenkins' Pleasures of the Garden appeals to the garden lover in all of us. With her charming and literary style, Emyl paints portraits of gardens in all seasons and for all occasions. Illustrated with more than 250 beautiful full-color photographs, here are chapters on spring and summer gardens, winter and autumn gardens, family gardens, children's gardens, garden ornaments, working women's gardens, and garden celebrations. Emyl shares personal and heartwarming stories that will inspire and delight. She takes you on a trip along the road she traveled as a child to her grandmother's house, stopping to visit various gardens along the way. She attends a traditional May Day celebration. She takes us to a children's garden tea and to a party where the guests play a Victorian parlor flower game.
Emyl Jenkins' Pleasures of the Garden is abook you will read all year-round for inspiration and ideas. Woven throughout the text are Emyl's "Gifts from the Garden," offering ideas for creating special garden crafts that will brighten your home and garden. Learn how to create an herb table, colorful garden lace, fragrant herbal bath waters, or a fruit and flower garland. Each chapter also contains lovely garden quotations from literature and poetry.
Emyl Jenkins' Pleasures of the Garden is a beautiful, nostalgic, and charming book dedicated to all those who love the magic, the timelessness, the comfort, and the spirit of the garden.

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About the author (1993)

Emyl Jenkins is author of Emyl Jenkins' Southern Christmas (Crown, 1992), Emyl Jenkins' Guide to Buying and Collecting Early American Furniture (Crown, 1991), and Emyl Jenkins' Appraisal Book (Crown, 1989). She is contributing editor to Southern Accents and Art & Antiques magazines. She writes regularly for Victoria, among many other publications, lectures across the country, and often appears on radio and television. She lives in North Carolina and Virginia.

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