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Miscellany for Garden-Lovers

David Squire


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PUBLISHED: 9th October 2014
ISBN: 9780857842749
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A beautiful gift book filled with charming illustrations, it will take you through the facts and folklore of gardening, its history and curiosities.
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  • Hardcover
    $11.95
PUBLISHED: 9th October 2014
ISBN: 9780857842749
ANNOTATION:
A beautiful gift book filled with charming illustrations, it will take you through the facts and folklore of gardening, its history and curiosities.

Annotation

A beautiful gift book filled with charming illustrations, it will take you through the facts and folklore of gardening, its history and curiosities.

Publisher Description

Gardening is an age-old craft, steeped in mystique and peppered with handed-down wisdom, often derived from 'sons of the soil' who grew larger cabbages than their neighbours. This fact-drenched and beautifully illustrated insight into gardening history with enthral you with its diversity - from digging soil and keeping bees to early plant hunters and weather rhymes. A perfect gift for gardening enthusiasts!

Author Biography

David Squire has a lifetime's experience with plants. He studied botany and gardening at the Hertfordshire College of Horticulture and at the Royal Horticultural Society's Garden as Wisley, Surrey, where he gained the Wisley Diploma in Horticulture. He also was awarded an N.K. Gould Memorial Prize for his collection of herbarium specimens of native British plants. In 2005, this collection of plants was accepted by the Booth Museum of Natural History, Brighton, Sussex, to become part of the library and museum exhibits of Brighton and Hove. David's passionate interest in native plants ranges from eating and survival to their historical roles in medicine, folklore and customs. His interest in honey bees dates back to late school years when he kept bees. Throughout his gardening and journalist career, David has written more than eighty books on plants, gardening and insects, as well as dogs and self-sufficiency, including keeping chickens. David's books have been sold in twenty countries and The Scented Garden won the Garden Writer's of America 'Quill and Trowel' award.

Review

"This would make an ideal gift that any gardener would love to receive." -- The Potting Shed UK "A Miscellany for Garden Lovers is a fact-drenched and beautifully illustrated book of insights into garden history that will leave you enthralled with its diversity... 6 out of 5 (if it would just be possible)." -- Michael Smith Green (Living) Review

Product Details

Author
David Squire
Year
2014
ISBN-10
0857842749
ISBN-13
9780857842749
Media
Book
Pages
144
Publisher
Green Books
Series
Wise Words
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Short Title
MISCELLANY FOR GARDEN-LOVERS
Language
English
Residence
US
Illustrations
237 Illustrations, black and white
Publication Date
2014-10-09
Format
Hardcover
Subtitle
Facts and Folklore Through the Ages