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Title:
Graham Stuart Thomas' Three gardens of pleasant flowers : with notes on their design, maintenance, and plants
Author:
Thomas, Graham Stuart.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Three gardens of pleasant flowers
Publication Information:
Sagaponack, N.Y. : Sagapress, Inc., 2001.

©1983
Physical Description:
189 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
General Note:
Originally published in England, 1983.
Language:
English
Personal Subject:
ISBN:
9780898310788
Format :
Book

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Central Library SB473 .T45 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Summary

Originally published in 1983 and long unavailable, this book provides a fascinating perspective on Thomas's life and development as a gardener, beginning with the garden at his father's home in Cambridge.


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Thomas gives shape to a delightful memoir by reflecting back on the hundreds of plants he selected for his own gardens. Over decades spanning an illustrious career encompassing garden writing, botanical illustration, and restoration work on gardens of the National Trust, Thomas found time to create three distinctive gardens of his own. Calling upon the fascinating details contained in gardening diaries, Thomas graciously shares the wisdom gleaned from a concentrated involvement with designing, planting, and maintaining his personal gardens. A wealth of insights into winning plant combinations and elements essential to planning the layout of a garden will prove appealing to keen gardeners who wish to be inspired by a master horticulturist. For all his accomplishments and honors received, however, Thomas is refreshingly modest and a charming companion and a brilliant guide. He concludes with musings on the beauty of flowers and, on the practical side, an informative plant index. --Alice Joyce


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