Time and the Gardener

Time and the Gardener

by Elizabeth Sheldon, Elizabeth Sheldon




From her vantage point as an octogenarian gardener, Elisabeth Sheldon knows that one of the most important elements in the making of both a great garden and a great gardener is the passage of time. Now, in Time and the Gardener, Sheldon shares with readers the lessons, triumphs, tips, and favorite plants that have inspired her over the last three decades.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807085578
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 02/02/2004
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Elisabeth Sheldon studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Chicago. She is the author of The Flamboyant Garden and A Proper Garden, and her work has appeared in Fine Gardening, Horticulture, The Herb Companion, and other magazines. She lives and gardens in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.

Table of Contents

Time and the Gardener1
Part 1What I've Learned Over Time
The Anxieties of Spring: Growing Plants from Seed11
Gardening in the Woods16
Horticultural Discrimination33
Tall Plants37
A New Home for Rock Plants45
Shrubs for the Mixed Border53
To the Plant Breeders--Thanks and No Thanks62
Shade Garden Revolution68
Mail-order Plants71
Problems in the Tapestry Border84
Seed Gathering87
Putting the Garden to Bed108
Fall and Winter Color115
Part 2Timeless Plants--Some of My Favorites
Some Border Clematis137
Legumes for the Flower Border144
Gardening with Purple Foliage170
Two Small Plants185
Annuals for the Perennial Border188
Variegated Plants197
Part 3Gardeners of Other Times
Miss Jekyll215
First Lady of Gardening: Jane Loudon223
Lady Mary's Garden240
Two More Eighteenth-Century Gardeners248
The Ill-Tempered Gardener256
Plant Index261

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