“A pleasure to read and a valuable resource to fall back on for the enthusiastic gardener.” —Publishers Weekly Do you know a folly from a ha-ha? Can an allée be pleached? Does a skep belong on a plinth? Answers to these questions—plus a gazebo-ful of information, stories, and visual delights—await in this charming exploration of the stuff gardens are made of. Garden historian Suzanne Staubach covers everything from arbors to water features, reveling in the anecdotes that accompany each element. Filled with revelations and fanciful illustrations by Julia Yellow, A Garden Miscellany promises new discoveries with each reading—a book to be returned to again and again.
|Publisher:||Timber Press, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||8.10(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Suzanne Staubach writes, pots, and gardens in northeast Connecticut. After a long career in independent bookselling, she now writes and speaks about garden and ceramic history, and sells her handmade pottery nationwide. She is the author of three previous books.
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A Garden Miscellany: An Illustrated Guide to the Elements of the Garden based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
This is beautifully illustrated book! While I didn't get much information-wise, I loved just looking at the illustrations throughout the book. *Book received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
This was a complimentary copy from netgalley - thank you This is a beautiful book. I am not much of a gardener and will confess, the cover attracted me. Wow, what a stunning book. This is one that I will dip into again and again. Great ideas for gardeners of all levels Would make a great book club book
"Garden Miscellany" by Suzanne Staubach, is a collection of common and not so common words you would use to describe an assortment of garden landscapes. It not only gives a brief description of the word, but also the history behind it , which I found fascinating. I have been an avid gardener for 20 years and some of these words, let alone the meanings, were unknown to me. I enjoyed learning extraordinary, unusual history facts about common garden words. There were beautiful illustrations for the reader to gaze at, while enjoying this well written book. For every gardening enthusiast, this simply is a must read. I received an e-book from Netgalley for my honest review.
I received a free electronic copy of this novel from Netgalley, Suzanne Staubach, and Timber Press. Thank you all for sharing your hard work with me. I have read A Garden Miscellany of my own volition, and this review reflects my honest opinion on this work. A Garden Miscellany is an excellent guide for setting up or improving your home garden, helpful for both beginning gardener and old pro. Suzanne Staubach brings to mind the simple things that make a garden special - things we often overlook in our frantic world today. This is a book I can heartily recommend for friends and family. It makes for a nice break into nostalgia for even the life-long gardener.
This book needs 5 stars for each of the elements included and explained. Suzanne Staubach has taken the "art" of gardening and broken into steps that are simple to follow and easy to replicate. She does not try to dictate a certain style or method as gardens should be as diverse as gardeners. The most lovely gardens look as if they were just thrown down and grown instead of the hard labor of love that a garden really is. The beautiful photos and illustrations are enough to recommend this book to any gardener. This book is a well thought out example of someone who loves gardening sharing their love with others.