Garden from a Hundred Packets of Seed

ISBN-10: 0374160295
ISBN-13: 9780374160296
Edition: 2002
Author(s): James Fenton
Description: A refreshingly simple and free-spirited approach to making a garden for pure pleasure Forget "bones" Forget "structure." Forget trees, shrubs, and perennials. As James Fenton writes, "This is not a book about huge projects. It is about thinking  More...
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Copyright Year: 2002
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication Date: 4/23/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 136
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

A refreshingly simple and free-spirited approach to making a garden for pure pleasure Forget "bones" Forget "structure." Forget trees, shrubs, and perennials. As James Fenton writes, "This is not a book about huge projects. It is about thinking your way towards the essential flower-garden, by the most traditional of routes: planting some seeds and seeing how they grow." In this light-hearted, instructive, original "games of lists," Fenton selects one hundred plants he would choose to grow from seed. Flowers for color, size, and exotic interest; herbs and meadow flowers; climbing vines, tropical species-- Fenton describes one hundred readily available varieties, and tells how to acquire and grow them. Here is a happy, stylish, unpretentious and thought-provoking gardening book that will beguile and inspire both novice and expert alike.

James Fenton has been a foreign correspondent & a theater critic & has written about the history of gardens. His most recent book of poems, "Out of Danger", was published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 1994.

Introduction
Flowers and Their Colors
Flowers for Their Size
Flowers That Hop Around
Flowers for Cutting
The Perennial Prejudice
Useful and Decorative Herbs
The Micro-Meadow
The Poppy Festival
Climbers on Impulse
For the Tropical Look
As an Afterthought
The Rest of the Kit
When Raising Plants from Seed
The Seed List

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