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The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady
By Brand: Book Club Associates
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ean: 9780718115814, isbn: 0718115813,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 81 reviews
This is a facsimile reproduction of a naturalist's diary for the year 1906. Edith Holden recorded in words and paintings the flora and fauna of the British countryside through the changing seasons of the year.Used Book in Good Condition.

Merry Hall (Beverley Nichols Trilogy Book 1)
By Brand: Timber Press, Incorporated
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ean: 9780881924176, isbn: 0881924172,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 142 reviews
First in a trilogy, Merry Hall is the account of the restoration of a house and garden in post-war England. Though Mr. Nichols's horticultural undertaking is serious, his writing is high-spirited, riotously funny, and, at times, deliciously malicious.Used Book in Good Condition.

Laughter On The Stairs (Beverley Nichols Trilogy Book 2)
By Brand: Timber Press
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mpn: 44 b/w illus., ean: 9780881924602, isbn: 0881924601,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 40 reviews
In this, the second volume of the Merry Hall trilogy, Nichols is less concerned with his garden and more with his house, but the story does include the memorable characters Our Rose, the ditzy floral designer, and the cantankerous gardener Oldfield.Used Book in Good Condition.

Farm from Home: A Year of Stories, Pictures, and Recipes from a City Girl in the Country
By Blue Rider Press
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ean: 9781101983447, isbn: 1101983442,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 116 reviews
From New York style icon and fashion insider Amanda Brooks, a charming and inspiring meditation on life in her newly adopted home, a farm in the English countryside. In search of a quieter, simpler life away from the hustle of the city, style icon and longtime New Yorker Amanda Brooks moved with her family in 2012 from New York City to her husband's farm in England. Originally intended to be a yearlong creative sabbatical, Brooks's relocation became permanent as she discovered newfound personal

Green Thoughts: A Writer in the Garden (Modern Library Gardening)
By Modern Library
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ean: 9780375759451, isbn: 037575945X,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 86 reviews
“Unlike any other gardening book I know, with its Old World charm, its down-to-earth practicality, its whimsy and sophistication.”—Brooke Astor, The New York Times Book ReviewA classic in the literature of the garden, Green Thoughts is a beautifully written and highly original collection of seventy-two essays, alphabetically arranged, on topics ranging from “Annuals” and “Artichokes” to “Weeds” and “Wildflowers.” An amateur gardener for over thirty years, Eleanor Perényi

The View from Great Dixter: Christopher Lloyd's Garden Legacy
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mpn: illustrations, ean: 9781604692150, isbn: 1604692154,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 101 reviews
Expansive herbaceous borders, orchid-filled meadows enveloped by old stone, precision-carved topiary, and an air of gentle eccentricity make Great Dixter the quintessential English country garden. Yet the impact of Christopher Lloyd’s unique creation extends way beyond the gardening world and affects all who pass through it in a very particular way.In this intimate collection of written and photographic contributions, Christopher Lloyd’s wide circle of family and friends describe what Great

Gardens of Awe and Folly: A Traveler's Journal on the Meaning of Life and Gardening
By Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA
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ean: 9781632860279, isbn: 1632860279,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 117 reviews
Nine masterpiece gardens.Nine stories of grandeur, sorrow, disaster, triumph, discovery, and joy.From Scotland to Key West, from Brazil to Paris--even right next door--there is always something to learn about being human from a great garden.Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA.

My Summer in a Garden (Modern Library Gardening)
By Modern Library
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ean: 9780375759468, isbn: 0375759468,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 50 reviews
Oft quoted but seldom credited,Charles Dudley Warner’s My Summer in a Garden is a classic of American garden writing and was a seminal early work in the then fledgling genre of American nature writing. Warner—prominent in his day as a writer and newspaper editor—was a dedicated amateur gardener who shared with Mark Twain, his close friend and neighbor, a sense of humor that remains deliciously fresh today. In monthly dispatches, Warner chronicles his travails in the garden, where he and

Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life: The Plants and Places That Inspired the Classic Children's Tales
By Timber Press
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mpn: Illustrations, ean: 9781604693638, isbn: 1604693630,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 97 reviews
“An enchanting and original account of Beatrix Potter's life and her love of plants and gardening.” —Judy Taylor, vice president of the Beatrix Potter Society There aren’t many books more beloved than The Tale of Peter Rabbit and even fewer authors as iconic as Beatrix Potter. More than 150 million copies of her books have sold worldwide and interest in her work and life remains high. And her characters—Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle Duck, and all the rest—exist in a charmed world

All Flesh Is Grass: The Pleasures and Promises of Pasture Farming
By Swallow Press
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mpn: 9780804010696, ean: 9780804010696, isbn: 0804010692,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 92 reviews
Amidst Mad Cow scares and consumer concerns about how farm animals are bred, fed, and raised, many farmers and homesteaders are rediscovering the traditional practice of pastoral farming. Grasses, clovers, and forbs are the natural diet of cattle, horses, and sheep, and are vital supplements for hogs, chickens, and turkeys. Consumers increasingly seek the health benefits of meat from animals raised in green paddocks instead of in muddy feedlots.In All Flesh Is Grass: The Pleasures and Promises

It's Only Slow Food Until You Try to Eat It: Misadventures of a Suburban Hunter-Gatherer
By Grove Press
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ean: 9780802121318, isbn: 0802121314,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 126 reviews
“Mr. Heavey takes us back to the joys—and occasional pitfalls—of the humble edibles around us, and his conclusions ring true.”—Wall Street JournalLongtime Field & Stream contributor Bill Heavey has become the magazine’s most popular voice by writing for sportsmen with more enthusiasm than skill. In his first full-length book, Heavey chronicles his attempts to “eat wild,” seeing how much of his own food he can hunt, fish, grow, and forage.But Heavey is not your typical

American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America
By F&W Media
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mpn: 9780307956026, ean: 9780307956026, isbn: 0307956024,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 131 reviews
In April 2009, First Lady Michelle Obama planted a kitchen garden on the White House’s South Lawn.  As fresh vegetables, fruit, and herbs sprouted from the ground, this White House Kitchen Garden inspired a new conversation all across the country about the food we feed our families and the impact it has on the health and well-being of our children.   Now, in her first-ever book, American Grown, Mrs. Obama invites you inside the White House Kitchen Garden and shares its inspiring story,

We Made a Garden
By imusti
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ean: 9781849943642, isbn: 1849943648,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 96 reviews
Inspiration for gardeners everywhere! Margery Fish’s classic work on creating a cottage garden is back in print in a brand-new edition. In the 1960s, Margery Fish and her husband Walter decided to transform an acre of wilderness into a stunning cottage garden. The beautiful and timeless We Made a Garden recounts the trials and tribulations, successes and failures, of her venture with ease and humor—from choosing the most suitable hyssop for the terraced garden to battling with her husband

Cold Antler Farm: A Memoir of Growing Food and Celebrating Life on a Scrappy Six-Acre Homestead
By Roost Books
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mpn: black & white illustrations, frontispiec, ean: 9781611801033, isbn: 1611801036,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 130 reviews
Farm City meets The Omnivore's Dilemma in Cold Antler Farm, a collection of essays on raising food on a small homestead , while honoring the natural cycle of the ''lost'' holidays of the agricultural calendar.Author Jenna Woginrich is mistress of her one-woman farm and is well known for her essays on the mud and mess, the beautiful and tragic, the grime and passion that accompany homesteading. In Cold Antler Farm, her fifth book, she draws our attention to the flow and cycle not of the calendar

The Backyard Parables: Lessons on Gardening, and Life
By Grand Central Publishing
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ean: 9781455501984, isbn: 1455501980,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 28 reviews
Margaret Roach has been harvesting thirty years of backyard parables-deceptively simple, instructive stories from a life spent digging ever deeper-and has distilled them in this memoir along with her best tips for garden making, discouraging all manner of animal and insect opponents, at-home pickling, and more.After ruminating on the bigger picture in her memoir And I Shall Have Some Peace There, Margaret Roach has returned to the garden, insisting as ever that we must garden with both our head

Onward and Upward in the Garden (New York Review Books Classics)
By NYRB Classics
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mpn: illustrations, ean: 9781590178508, isbn: 1590178505,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 78 reviews
In 1925 Harold Ross hired Katharine Sergeant Angell as a manuscript reader for The New Yorker. Within months she became the magazine’s first fiction editor, discovering and championing the work of Vladimir Nabokov, John Updike, James Thurber, Marianne Moore, and her husband-to-be, E. B. White, among others. After years of cultivating fiction, White set her sights on a new genre: garden writing. On March 1, 1958, The New Yorker ran a column entitled “Onward and Upward in the Garden,” a

Garden Time
By Copper Canyon Press
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ean: 9781556594991, isbn: 1556594992,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 52 reviews
''There are few great poets alive at any one time, and W.S. Merwin is one of them. Read him.'' —The Guardian''There are few great poets alive at any one time, and W.S. Merwin is one of them. Read him.'' —The Guardian''Merwin has attained a transcendent and transformative elevation of beaming perception, exquisite balance, and clarifying beauty.'' —Booklist, starred review of The Moon before Morning ''Merwin has become instantly recognizable on the page.'' —Helen Vendler, The New York

Of Naked Ladies and Forget-Me-Nots: The stories behind the common names of some of our favorite plants
By Allan Armitage
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ean: 9780692854730, isbn: 0692854738,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 132 reviews
Award-winning author and plantsman Allan Armitage tells the stories behind the common names of some of our favorite and lesser-known plants. From Hooker's Lips to Hairy Balls, Voodoo lilies and Gas Plant, this books of laugh-out-loud yarns is required reading for every plant enthusiast.Kerry Ann Mendez, designer, lecturer, and author of The Right Size Flower Garden, says, about the book, ''The minute I read the title of Allan’s new book, I was hooked. What gardener wouldn’t love well-told,

Soil and Sacrament: A Spiritual Memoir of Food and Faith
By Simon & Schuster
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ean: 9781451663303, isbn: 1451663307,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 80 reviews
Part spiritual quest, part agricultural travelogue, this moving and profound exploration of the joy and solace found in returning to the garden is inspiring and beautiful.A POWERFUL, PERSONAL STORY OF HOW GROWING AND SHARING FOOD PULLS US CLOSER TO GOD Like many seekers of the authentic life, Fred Bahnson sought answers to big questions like What does it mean to follow God? and How should I live my life? But after divinity school at Duke, Bahnson began to find answers not in a pulpit, but at

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