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Publisher Comments:

Shows the artist's Vermont garden, which includes a variety of antique plants, and shares samples of her gardening knowledge

Synopsis:

Tasha Tudor's poignant art has fascinated adults and children for decades. Her nineteenth-century New England lifestyle is legendary. Gardeners are especially intrigued by the profusion of antique flowers — spectacular poppies, six-foot foxgloves, and intoxicating peonies — in the cottage gardens surrounding her hand-hewn house. Until now we've only caught glimpses of Tasha Tudor's landscape. In this gorgeous book, two of her friends, the garden writer Tovah Martin and the photographer Richard Brown, take us into the magical garden and then behind the scenes. As we revel in the bedlam of Johnny-jump-ups and cinnamon pinks, the intricacy of the formal peony garden, and the volumptuousness of her heirloom roses, we also learn Tasha's gardening secrets. How does she coax forth her finicky camellia blossoms in the dead of a Vermont winter? How does she train that fantastic topiary to model for her artwork? How can she keep her crown imperials from tumbling in the winds? Tasha's garden reflects a wealth of family lore, perfected through the years and years of working the soil. We may be dazzled by the beauty of the garden, but we come away from this book with practical ideas about improving our own plots of land. "Paradise on earth" is how Tasha describes her garden, and along with the flowers and the vegetables that provide her food, her paradise is filled with an enchanting menagerie — corgies, Nubian goats, cats, chickens, fantail doves, and forty or more exotic finches, cockatiels, canaries, nightingales, and parrots, which inhabit her collection of antique cages. Tasha's beautiful watercolors and her enchanting anecdotes color this sublimely beautiful book.

About the Author

Tovah Martin is one of this country's best-known garden writers and lecturers. She is the author with Richard W. Brown of Tasha Tudor's Garden which won the highest award from the Garden Writers Association of America. She holds the gold medal for horticulture from the Massachsetts Horticultural Society.
Richard W. Brown grew up in the Boston area and left the city to make a life in rural Vermont. A graduate of Harvard, where he studied art and art history, he taught school before embarking on a career as a photographer. His books include The Private World of Tasha Tudor, Moments in Eden, The View from the Kingdom, A Vermont Christmas, and Pictures from the Country.

Table of Contents

A garden lost in time — Prelude to spring — The garden awakens — Flowers in profusion — Daisy garlands & delphiniums — Lilies & berries to spare — Gathering the harvest.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547346007
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Subject:
Garden Design
Author:
Brown, Richard
Author:
Martin, Tovah
Author:
Brown, Richard W.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Gardening
Subject:
Gardening -- Vermont.
Subject:
Flowers - General
Subject:
Vermont
Subject:
Homes and haunts
Subject:
Tudor, Tasha - Homes and haunts - Vermont
Subject:
Gardening-Flower Growing
Subject:
Gardening-Garden Structure
Subject:
Gardening-Gardens of the United States
Subject:
Gardening : General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
19941005
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
10.5 x 8.5 in 1.94 lb

Related Subjects

Home and Garden » Gardening » Flower Growing
Home and Garden » Gardening » Fruits and Nuts
Home and Garden » Gardening » General
Home and Garden » Gardening » Zone and Climate Specific

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Tasha Tudor's poignant art has fascinated adults and children for decades. Her nineteenth-century New England lifestyle is legendary. Gardeners are especially intrigued by the profusion of antique flowers — spectacular poppies, six-foot foxgloves, and intoxicating peonies — in the cottage gardens surrounding her hand-hewn house. Until now we've only caught glimpses of Tasha Tudor's landscape. In this gorgeous book, two of her friends, the garden writer Tovah Martin and the photographer Richard Brown, take us into the magical garden and then behind the scenes. As we revel in the bedlam of Johnny-jump-ups and cinnamon pinks, the intricacy of the formal peony garden, and the volumptuousness of her heirloom roses, we also learn Tasha's gardening secrets. How does she coax forth her finicky camellia blossoms in the dead of a Vermont winter? How does she train that fantastic topiary to model for her artwork? How can she keep her crown imperials from tumbling in the winds? Tasha's garden reflects a wealth of family lore, perfected through the years and years of working the soil. We may be dazzled by the beauty of the garden, but we come away from this book with practical ideas about improving our own plots of land. "Paradise on earth" is how Tasha describes her garden, and along with the flowers and the vegetables that provide her food, her paradise is filled with an enchanting menagerie — corgies, Nubian goats, cats, chickens, fantail doves, and forty or more exotic finches, cockatiels, canaries, nightingales, and parrots, which inhabit her collection of antique cages. Tasha's beautiful watercolors and her enchanting anecdotes color this sublimely beautiful book.
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