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Title:
The Shaker garden : beauty through utility
Author:
Donaldson, Stephanie.
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Publication Information:
North Pomfret, Vt. : Trafalgar Square, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
168 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781570761638
Format :
Book

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Central Library SB453.5 .D66 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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Shaker design is revered for its elegant simplicity. By studying the traditions set forth in a venerable Shaker manual, Donaldson found ways to tap into and interpret gardening fundamentals that would help in establishing an organic garden of her own making. At the heart of Donaldson's latest book is a summary of Shaker history, and an illustration of the principles associated with cultivating an orderly, aesthetically pleasing garden of productive yield. How-to projects include plans for making a birdhouse, compost bin, and wooden seed trays in the Shaker style, while a compendium of recommended plants focuses on medicinal and culinary herbs, flowers for cutting and drying, and a host of vegetables and fruits. Alluring photography complements the serene sensibility inherent in Shaker philosophy. --Alice Joyce


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