The $64 Tomato
Paperback ISBN: 1565125576
A wry gardening memoir furnishes advice from a backyard gardener on growing everything from apples to zucchini, and presents his gardening experiences and the realization that the love of gardening often drove him to use costly and time-consuming methods. Reprint.
All the Presidents' Gardens
Madison's Cabbages to Kennedy's Roses - How the White House Grounds Have Grown with America
Hardcover ISBN: 1604695897
The eighteen acres that surround the White House have been an unwitting witness to history—a backdrop for soldiers, suffragettes, protestors, and activists. Kings and queens have dined there; bills and treaties have been signed; and presidents have landed and retreated. The front and back yard for the first family, it is by extension the nation’s first garden. All the Presidents’ Gardens’ tells the untold history of the White House Grounds. Starting with the seed-collecting, plant-obsessed George Washington and ending Michelle Obama’s focus on edibles, this rich and compelling narrative reveals how the story of the garden is also the story of America. Readers learn about Lincoln’s goats, Ike’s putting green, Jackie’s iconic roses, the Carter kids’ tree house, and much more. They also learn the plants whose favor has come and gone over the years and the gardeners who have been responsible for it all. Fully illustrated with new and historical photographs and art, refreshingly nonpartisan, and releasing just in time for election year, this is a must-read for anyone interested in the red, white, and green.
From Monticello to Central Park to Our Backyards: What Our Gardens Tell Us About Who We Are
Paperback ISBN: 006158343x
From Frederick Law Olmsted to Richard Neutra, Michelle Obama to our neighbors, Americans throughout history have revealed something of themselves--their personalities, desires, and beliefs--in the gardens they create. Rooted in the time and place of their making, as much as in the minds and identities of their makers, gardens mirror the struggles and energies of a changing society. Melding biography, history, and cultural commentary in a one-of-a-kind narrative, American Eden presents a dynamic, sweepinglook at this country's landscapes and the visionaries behind them--Publisher description.
The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America
Hardcover ISBN: 0307956024
A sumptuously photographed guide by the first lady describes how her daughters and she planted a vegetable garden on the White House's South Lawn as part of an initiative to raise awareness about childhood obesity, in a reference that shares gardening tips, recipes and advice for making healthier food choices. 350,000 first printing.
The Armchair Book of Gardens
Hardcover ISBN: 0762769890
People have always created gardens. Once a link to the divine, gardens have been celebrated for centuries by painters, sculptors, poets, and novelists from all parts of the world. This marvelous collection of prose and images explores gardens from many anglescapturing their sensual, spiritual, aesthetic, social, and even political dimensions. 978-0-7627-6989-6 Whether the gardens are portrayed as a source of sustenance, a showpiece, a place to wrestle down weeds, a bower filled with ghosts, or simply an excuse to spend time in the outdoors, the essays and artwork in this beautiful book will delight readers who appreciate carving out a spot for themselves from the natural world.
Thoughts on Landscape, Restraint, & Attending
Paperback ISBN: 1935935380
Austere Gardens suggests another way to look at the landscape, the garden, and perhaps the entire world around us. It suggests that being open to other ways of observing and sensing can yield new insights and rewards, and that interest is found in places unassuming and overlooked as well as those complex and assertive. Perceiving is only one half the story, however. Realizing places using simple acts and reduced means is the other half. The history of garden-making reveals continued attempts to create an Eden, to surpass our given environment in abundance and delight, and by selected instruments transcend the constraints of site, topography, and climate. The alternative to this garden of inclusion lies in the landscapes of reduction and compression, for example the dry gardens of Japan. These might be termed austere gardens. The word “austere,
Paperback ISBN: 0452288029
Behind-the-scenes accounts of the Philadelphia Flower Show and the Chelsea Garden Show reveal what the author learned about some of the western world's most influential gardens and describe his encounters with such plants as a smuggled exotic day lily and stolen cuttings from a Founding Father's shrubbery. By the author of Final Rounds. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
The Bold Dry Garden
Lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden
Hardcover ISBN: 1604696702
Silver, a writer, editor, and garden designer, describes gardener Ruth Bancroft's dry garden in Walnut Creek, California, which has become of the most acclaimed public gardens in the US. She details Bancroft's life, the origins and design of the dry garden in the early 1970s, opening it to the public, its principles, key plants, and lessons learned from it. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)