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Title Lessons from the great gardeners : forty gardening icons and what they teach us / Matthew Biggs.
Author Biggs, Matthew, author.
Publication Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2016]
Copyright date ©2016
Description 224 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Call # 635.0922 B
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Somai -- Wang Xianchen -- André Le Nôtre -- Philip Miller -- Thomas Jefferson -- Sir Joseph Paxton -- James Veitch, Jr. -- Sir Thomas Hanbury -- William Robinson -- Claude Monet -- Gertrude Jekyll -- Henry E. Huntington -- Ellen Willmott -- Edward Augustus Bowles -- Pierre S. du Pont -- Lawrence Johnston -- Beatrix Farrand -- Henry Duncan McLaren -- Rae Selling Berry -- Sir Frederick Stern -- Jacques Majorelle -- Madame Ganna Walska -- Vita Sackville-West -- Margery Fish -- Beatrix Havergal -- Mildred Blandy -- Robert Burle Marx -- Princess Lelia Caetani -- Princess Greta Sturdza -- Carl Ferris Miller (Min Pyong-gal) -- Christopher Lloyd -- Beth Chatto -- Geoffrey Smith -- Penelope Hobhouse -- Bev McConnell -- Geoff Hamilton -- Piet Oudolf -- Jeremy Francis -- Will Giles -- Dan Hinkley.
Summary "Like heirloom seeds and grafts from trees, advice from great gardeners handed down through the centuries has shaped the science and art of gardens across the globe. Spanning gardeners from fifteenth-century Japan to the contemporary United States, "Lessons from the Great Gardeners" profiles forty groundbreaking botanists, nurserymen, and tillers of earth, men and women whose passion, innovation, and green thumbs endure in the formal landscapes and vegetable patches of today. Entries for each gardening great highlight their iconic plants and garden designs, revealing both the gardeners own influences and the seeds sometimes literal that they sowed for gardens yet to sprout. From Andre Le Notre in seventeenth-century France, who drew on his training as an architect and hydraulic engineer to bring the topiary form to Vaux-le-Vicomte and Versailles, to the work of High Line and Lurie Garden designer Piet Oudolf, and Thomas Jefferson s advice on creating protected garden microclimates for help growing early crops and tender fruit like figs (with peas, a Jefferson favorite), "Lessons from the Great Gardeners" is a resource as rich as the soil from which it springs. Featuring lush illustrations harvested from the archives of the Royal Horticultural Society, as well as sections on a dozen international gardens that showcase the lessons of the greats, this homage to the love of good, clean dirt is sure to inspire readers to get out in the sun and dig." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject Gardeners -- Biography.
Gardening -- History.
Gardeners. (OCoLC)fst00937845
Gardening. (OCoLC)fst00937852
Genre Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780226369488 (cloth : alk. paper)
022636948X (cloth : alk. paper)

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