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The wild garden [electronic resource] : Expanded Edition. Rick Darke.

Darke, Rick. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781604691313 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2009.

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Summary, etc.: William Robinson's revolutionary book, The Wild Garden, envisioned an authentically naturalistic approach to gardening that is more vital today than ever before. First published in 1870, The Wild Garden evolved through many editions and remained in print through the remainder of the author's lifetime (1838—1935). In the book, Robinson issued a forceful challenge to the prevailing style of the day, which relied upon tender plants arranged in rigidly geometrical designs. In sharp contrast, Robinson advocated for the use of hardy, locally adapted native and exotic plants arranged according to local growing conditions. Robinson's vision was inspired by his first-hand observations of natural habitats in Europe and North America, and he put his ideas into practice in his own garden at Gravetye Manor in West Sussex. The Wild Garden was ground-breaking and hugely influential in its day, and is stunningly relevant to twenty-first century gardeners and...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Timber Press, 2009. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 36668 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 23084 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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