Cottage Garden Flowers - Gardening Book
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Cottage Garden Flowers
by Margery Fish
111 pages; 9.07" x 6.32"; Paperback.
Margery Fish was the voice of gardening in the 1960s and her advice and enthusiasm for horticulture has stood the test of time. In her imaginative adaptation of the traditional cottage garden style that she saw disappearing around her, she brought together old-fashioned plants and contemporary plants in the same vein. Today's mixed borders are a direct descendant of the style Margery Fish created at East Lambrook Manor in Somerset, England now once again open to the public.
Cottage Garden Flowers covers plants that grow easily and naturally in our soil, including easy, adaptable bulbs, perennials and shrubs, such as Astrantia, columbines, daffodils, daisies, Dianthus, foxgloves, hollyhocks, Japonica, old roses, Phlox, Primula or Virburnum. No longer in danger of being forgotten, these traditional flowering plants have now reestablished their place at the heart of garden design.
Graham Rice, the widely published gardening author and the London Evening Standard gardening correspondent, has reviewed the plant names in the original text, providing a plant-name section at the back of the book. This allows readers to identify current plants from the old Latin names in the text.