History buffs will revel in the fascinating tidbits about Lincoln’s goats, Jackie's iconic roses, Ike's putting green, and Amy Carter's tree house. Throughout it all, the grounds have remained not only beautiful, but also a powerful reflection of American trends. A new york times bestseller and ahs book award winnerthe 18-acres surrounding the White House have been an unwitting witness to history—kings and queens have dined there, bills and treaties have been signed, and presidents have landed and retreated.
Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life: The Plants and Places That Inspired the Classic Children's TalesTimber Press #ad - In beatrix potter’s gardening life, bestselling author Marta McDowell explores the origins of Beatrix Potter’s love of gardening and plants and shows how this passion came to be reflected in her work. Her characters—peter rabbit, jemima Puddle Duck, and all the rest—exist in a charmed world filled with flowers and gardens.
The book begins with a gardener’s biography, highlighting the key moments and places throughout her life that helped define her. Next, follow beatrix potter through a year in her garden, with a season-by-season overview of what is blooming that truly brings her gardens alive. The book culminates in a traveler’s guide, with information on how and where to visit Potter’s gardens today.
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At her family home, she tended both a small glass conservatory and a flower garden. A visual treat as well as a literary one, emily dickinson’s Gardening Life will be deeply satisfying for gardeners and garden lovers, connoisseurs of botanical illustration, and those who seek a deeper understanding of the life and work of Emily Dickinson.
Emily Dickinson's Gardening Life: The Plants and Places That Inspired the Iconic Poet #ad - The wall street journal emily dickinson was a keen observer of the natural world, but less well known is the fact that she was also an avid gardener—sending fresh bouquets to friends, including pressed flowers in her letters, and studying botany at Amherst Academy and Mount Holyoke. . In emily dickinson’s gardening life, award-winning author Marta McDowell explores Dickinson’s deep passion for plants and how it inspired and informed her writing.
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Excerpts from wilder’s books, letters, and diaries bring to light her profound appreciation for the landscapes at the heart of her world. If you loved wilder’s books, or if you garden with a child who loves her books, you will enjoy the read. The san francisco chronicle in this revealing exploration of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s deep connection with the natural world, Marta McDowell follows the wagon trail of the beloved Little House series.
Founding GardenersVintage #ad - Through these and other stories, Wulf reveals a fresh, nuanced portrait of the men who created our nation. Founding gardeners is an exploration of that obsession, plant hobbyists, telling the story of the revolutionary generation from the unique perspective of their lives as gardeners, and farmers. Acclaimed historian andrea wulf describes how george washington wrote letters to his estate manager even as British warships gathered off Staten Island; how a tour of English gardens renewed Thomas Jefferson’s and John Adams’s faith in their fledgling nation; and why James Madison is the forgotten father of environmentalism.
. From the bestselling author of The Invention of Nature, a fascinating look at the Founding Fathers like none you've seen before. For the founding fathers, gardening, agriculture, and botany were elemental passions: a conjoined interest as deeply ingrained in their characters as the battle for liberty and a belief in the greatness of their new nation.
Winged Obsession: The Pursuit of the World's Most Notorious Butterfly SmugglerWilliam Morrow #ad - Speart chronicles her own attempts, while researching the book, to befriend Kojima before betraying him—unaware that the cagey smuggler had his own plans to make the writer a player in his illegal butterfly trade. But the story doesn't end there. One of the world's most beautiful endangered species, butterflies are as lucrative as gorillas, pandas, and rhinos on the black market.
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The land army insisted its “farmerettes” be paid wages equal to male farm laborers and be protected by an eight-hour workday. These women wore military-style uniforms, lived in communal camps, planting, and did what was considered “men's work”—that is, plowing fields, driving tractors, harvesting, and hauling lumber.
From 1917 to 1920 the woman’s land army wla brought thousands of city workers, artists, society women, business professionals, and college students into rural America to take over the farm work after men were called to wartime service. More than any other women’s war work group of the time, the Land Army took pleasure in breaking the rules.
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The Garden in Every Sense and SeasonTimber Press #ad - But what about the joy a garden can provide? In The Garden in Every Sense and Season, Tovah Martin explores the sensory delights in her own garden in 100 evocative essays. Packed with lush color photographs, The Garden in Every Sense and Season will help you grow a bounty of gratitude in your own home garden.
Reminds us that the best way to get to know a garden is through our senses. Gardenista so much of gardening is focused on the long list of chores—the weeding, planting, and pruning. Martin shares sage garden advice, savor, offers intimate reflections on her own garden, and urges us to inhale, and become more attuned to our gardens.
Rosemary Verey: The Life & Lessons of a Legendary GardenerDavid R. Godine, Publisher #ad - A demanding and sometimes truculent taskmaster, and a relentless perfectionist, Rosemary Verey, in her life as in her work, was the very personification of the English garden style. Here is her story, recounted by a successful manhattan attorney who worked with her as a volunteer, who saw her as both a person and a professional, and who was close to her for the last twenty years of her life.
Her influence will be felt for generations. Drawing from garden history and its literature, she developed a language of classical formal design, embellished with her exuberant planting style. By force of character, sell books, and determination, traveling worldwide to lecture, hard work, she tirelessly promoted herself and her garden lessons, and strengthen her network.
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Her husband's death, shortly after her career began, added a financial imperative to her ambition. Although she embraced gardening late in life, she quickly achieved international renown. She was the acknowledged apostle of the "english style, including Prince Charles and Elton John, the "must have" adviser to the rich and famous, " on display at her home at Barnsley House, and a beloved and wildly popular lecturer in America.
At sixty-two, she wrote her first book, followed by seventeen more in twenty years.
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He arranges both familiar and unusual garden plants, shrubs, giving gardeners a vastly expanded palate of scents to explore and enjoy, and trees into 12 categories, and he also provides examples of garden designs that offer harmonious scentual delights.
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