Minding The Garden

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What can a gardener learn from Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony? Are perennial plants symbols of friendship? Is gardening in the Whig tradition? Are ‘non-native’ plants ‘aliens’? Can the art of writing a novel be compared to gardening? Is …

ISBN: 9781525555367 Author: Bixley, Brian Publisher: FriesenPress Publication Date: 23rd April 2020 Imprint: FriesenPress Cover: Paperback Pages: 244 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

What can a gardener learn from Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony? Are perennial plants symbols of friendship? Is gardening in the Whig tradition? Are ‘non-native’ plants ‘aliens’? Can the art of writing a novel be compared to gardening? Is Monty Don right about the presence of flowers in the great Renaissance Italian gardens? Do gardens exhibit Late Style? Can mowing be a creative activity? Why is the creation of a new path such a delightful experience? Should gardens open to the public be ‘reviewed’ in the same way as exhibitions of paintings and newly-published books?

Minding The Garden: Lilactree Farm combines brief commentaries on garden history, on rare and familiar plants, on the tantalizing connections between the garden as art form and the other arts, on the pleasures and follies of gardening, in a collection of 125 ‘Notes’ presented in the context of a composite gardening year. Discover how Lilactree Farm evolved over the years, through six retrospective ‘plans, ‘ spaced sequentially throughout the text, and through Des Townshend’s spell-casting photographs. Minding The Garden: Lilactree Farm is sure to captivate gardeners, both armchair and active, in the English-speaking world and perhaps beyond.

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