Reginald J. Farrer (1880-1920) was a horticulturalist and plant finder who made a lasting contribution to British gardening, the rockery designs for which he is best known having been greatly influenced by those he discovered in Asia. First published in 1909, this study eloquently describes the author's own garden and its surrounding countryside in his home town of Clapham, Yorkshire. Focusing on the early spring, Farrer reveals through figurative prose the awakening of the flowers and shrubs, the character of the garden as winter disappears, and the aesthetics inherent to the natural world. The study shows his passion for horticulture, and his dedication to an aesthetic that led him to influence generations of gardeners. Featuring an extensive index of plant names and illustrated with photographs taken by the author, it is as informative as it is descriptive, and offers a wealth of anecdotal advice that remains of great interest.
1. The dreadful dawn; 2. Things that happen early; 3. Among the saxifrages; 4. Round the frames; 5. Among the primulas; 6. The piz padella and the piz languard; 7. The middle of the garden; 8. Round among the rocks; 9. The old moraine; 10. The old garden; 11. The great moraine; 12. From lily-bed to terrace wall; 13. The cliff-garden; 14. Alice's garden in the wood; Index.
First published in 1909, this study describes the garden of horticulturalist and plant finder Reginald J. Farrer (1880-1920), and its surrounding Yorkshire countryside. Both informative and expressive, and written by a significant figure in garden design, it offers a wealth of anecdotal advice that remains of great interest today.
Collana: Cambridge Library Collection - Life Sciences
Dimensioni: 216 x 21 x 140 mm
Illustration Notes:16 b/w illus.
Pagine Arabe: 366