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Biggs, Matthew

Lessons from the Great Gardeners. Forty Gardening Icons and What They Teach Us. 2016. 200 col. figs. 224 p. Hardcover.

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 seedssometimes literalthat they sowed for gardens yet to sprout. From André Le Nôtre 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 Jeffersons 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.
Author Biggs, Matthew
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Author Biggs, Matthew
Page image Biggs, Matthew: Lessons from the Great Gardeners. Forty Gardening Icons and What They Teach Us. 2016. 200 col. figs. 224 p. Hardcover. 52.43 (106046)
Manufacturer Kew Publishing Royal Botanic Gardens Publication Sales
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EAN 9780226369488
ISBN 9780226369488
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