My Garden in Spring

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Timber Press, 1997 - Gardening - 322 pages
The first book in a trilogy of gardening classics, My Garden in Spring has delighted, charmed, and informed true disciples of the garden since its first publication in 1914. Author Edward Augustus Bowles (1865-1954) has often been called the greatest amateur gardener of his time. His garden at Myddelton House near London boasted a world-class collection of plants, ranging from the everyday daffodil and cyclamen to rare cacti and hardy palms. Bowles was recognized as an authority on crocuses, daffodils, and snowdrops and is the author of the standard monographs on these plants. As readers of this volume will discover, E. A. Bowles was as gifted with the pen as with the spade, pouring his passion for plants into lively prose. He is perhaps best remembered for his books My Garden in Spring, My Garden in Summer, and My Garden in Autumn and Winter, all written on the eve of the First World War. This facsimile edition is enhanced by a thorough update of plant names as well as a new foreword and preface.

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Edward Augustus Bowles (1865 1954) was renowned as a gardener, plantsman, and author. His life's work was his garden at Myddelton House, which is now being restored to its original condition as a tribute to his memory. He was a prolific writer on gardening as well as an avid painter of botanical subjects. His "Handbook of Crocus and Colchicum" and "Handbook of Narcissus" are the standard works of reference for these plants, but he is best known for his popular books "My Garden in Spring, My Garden in Summer", and "My Garden in Autumn and Winter".

The author was a vice-president of the Royal Horticultural Society and the recipient of the Victoria Medal of Honour in Horticulture. Among his other awards were the Veitch Memorial Medal in gold for his work on Crocus and other garden plants, the Peter Barr Memorial Cup for his work on Narcissus, and a Grenfell Medal in gold for his botanical paintings.

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