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Our Life in Gardens
 
 
Author
Joe Eck & Wayne Winterrowd.
Publisher FSG  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 8.25 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches
ISBN 9780374532130
Pages/Publication Date 322/2010
Daedalus Item Code 30671
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In their entertaining, thoughtful, unexpectedly moving book about the life and garden they share in Vermont, Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrowd offer sound information about the cultivation of plants and their value in the landscape, and seasoned advice about their area of expertise, garden design, as practiced by their firm North Hill.

"In nearly 50 erudite and entertaining essays stretching alphabetically from Agapanthus to Xanthorrhoea quadrangulate, Eck and Winterrowd share the history of their Vermont garden, writing about the plants they have lived with, nurtured and nourished, in a sort of inverse family memoir, where the parent remembers the children—the trouble-free, the troubling and the troubled. Helleborus orientalis, for example, is an entirely amiable plant, while the Wisteria flower most freely under abuse ... violent root pruning and frequent hacking back of top growth to encourage abundant flower. Any gardener may find its specific (and sometimes technical) advice helpful, but walkers among gardens and those who dream of gardening will find special pleasure in plant lore and history and in the lucid descriptions that render them visible. Eck and Winterrowd describe their book as a mixed bag, a gypsy trunk of this and that, but treasure chest is more accurate; the essays are gems, not baubles."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

 
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