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Like many aspects of human activity, the English country house garden has developed a select group of role models. Three gardens stand out as essential, and the book opens by describing and examining what it is that has made this trio ...

Author: George Plumptre

Publisher: White Lion Publishing

ISBN: 9780711239760

Category: Gardening

Page: 208

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'This book will inspire and delight … the stories of these gardens so compellingly captured by George Plumptre make the reader stop and tarry awhile, marvelling at the energy, the vision and the passion of the people who created gardens such as Hidcote, Sissinghurst and Great Dixter.' (The English Garden) 'A feast of horticulture and Englishness.' (House & Garden) 'Tells the tale of the English Country House Gardens over the past 500 years expertly and informatively.' (Countryside Magazine) 'Sure to become a classic.' (Garden Design Journal) Gardening Book of the Year 2014 (Daily Telegraph) Revised and updated edition. There is something special about the English country house garden: from its quiet verdant lawns to its high yew hedges, this is a style much-desired and copied around the world. The English country house is most often conceived as a private, intimate place, a getaway from working life. A pergola, a sundial, a croquet lawn, a herbaceous border of soft planting; here is a space to wander and relax, to share secrets, and above all to enjoy afternoon tea. But even the most peaceful of gardens also take passion and hard work to create. This new book takes a fresh look at the English country house garden, starting with the owners and the stories behind the making of the gardens. Glorious photographs capture the gardens at their finest moments through the seasons, and a sparkling and erudite text presents twenty-five gardens - some grand, some personal, some celebrated, some never-before-photographed - to explore why this garden style has been so very enduring and influential. From the Victorian grandeur of Tyntesfield and Cragside, to the Arts & Crafts simplicity of Rodmarton Manor and Charleston; from Scampston, in the same family since the 17th century, to new gardens by Dan Pearson and Tom Stuart-Smith; and with favourites such as Hidcote and Great Dixter alongside new discoveries, this book will be a delicious treat for garden-lovers.
2018-10-02 By George Plumptre

Barbara accepts , and leaves her enchanted garden only to find Europe unbecoming . Civilization , technology , two children , and all the horrors of war are not enough to make her forget her enchanted house and garden .

Author: Ileana Rodríguez

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822314657

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 223

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How ironic, the author thought on learning of the Sandinista’s electoral defeat, that at its death the Revolutionary State left Woman, Violeta Chamorro, located at the center. The election signaled the end of one transition and the beginning of another, with Woman somewhere on the border between the neo-liberal and marxist projects. It is such transitions that Ileana Rodríguez takes up here, unraveling their weave of gender, ethnicity, and nation as it is revealed in literature written by women. In House/Garden/Nation the narratives of five Centro-Caribbean writers illustrate these times of transition: Dulce María Loynáz, from colonial rule to independence in Cuba; Jean Rhys, from colony to commonwealth in Dominica; Simone Schwarz-Bart, from slave to free labor in Guadeloupe; Gioconda Belli, from oligarchic capitalism to social democratic socialism in Nicaragua; and Teresa de la Parra, from independence to modernity in Venezuela. Focusing on the nation as garden, hacienda, or plantation, Rodríguez shows us these writers debating the predicament of women under nation formation from within the confines of marriage and home. In reading these post-colonial literatures by women facing the crisis of transition, this study highlights urgent questions of destitution, migration, exile, and inexperience, but also networks of value allotted to women: beauty, clothing, love. As a counterpoint on issues of legality, policy, and marriage, Rodriguez includes a chapter on male writers: José Eustacio Rivera, Omar Cabezas, and Romulo Gallegos. Her work presents a sobering picture of women at a crossroads, continually circumscribed by history and culture, writing their way.
1994-05-11 By Ileana Rodríguez


Publisher: Red Rock Press

ISBN: 9781933176437

Category: Cooking (Vegetables)


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Tatton Park is a country house garden for which many family records survive,3 so the restoration and the planting timetables can be based on the actual arrangements at the period when there was still a working kitchen garden inside the ...

Author: C Anne Wilson

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750959049

Category: History

Page: 192

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Country house kitchen gardens were designed as perfect ‘grow your own’ environments and ensured that households were supplied with their own fruit and vegetables throughout the year. This book offers an insight into the digging and sowing of these gardens, as well as exploring how walled gardens contributed towards a sustainable lifestyle and often were a source of not just food, but also of natural medicines. A wealth of contemporary illustrations, material from archives, gardening manuals, seed catalogues, engravings and other documents, paint a vivid picture of the country house kitchen garden and its development over three and a half centuries. This delightful book recounts an important part of our historic houses and their national heritage – to be enjoyed by gardeners and non-gardeners alike.
2010-03-23 By C Anne Wilson

evapotranspiration would remain the same as an unwatered nearby garden , but because you have added extra water the ... View the house and garden as a system The next step is to view your whole property , from back fence to front kerb ...

Author: Allan Windust

Publisher: Landlinks Press

ISBN: 0643068007

Category: Gardening

Page: 190

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This practical guide shows how we can contribute to conserving water in our home and garden. This book takes a planned approach to saving water in the home using different household reticulation options including the use of rainwater tanks and recycling greywater. It shows how to eliminate unnecessary watering in the garden by working with nature to create a garden that is both enjoyable and sensitive to the environment.
2003 By Allan Windust

Interiors, design & style from the 1960s Catriona Gray, House & Garden. Below, and bottom Right above These two bedrooms, located next to each The backdoor opened on to a paved other, were identical in size and similarly courtyard ...

Author: Catriona Gray

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781840916997

Category: Design

Page: 224

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From Pop art to Op art, plastic furniture to bubble-gum paint colours, the Sixties saw a new wave of interior design that was closely linked to popular culture and fashion, becoming increasingly youth-oriented and playful to appeal to the new generation of baby-boomers. In Sixties House, mid-century modern enthusiast Catriona Gray has drawn on the magazine's peerless archive, curating the best illustrations and photographs to show how the use of colour, pattern, homewares and furniture evolved through the decade. The homes of key tastemakers are featured including Bridget Riley, Mary Quant, David Mlinaric, Barbara Hulanicki of Biba and David Bailey. The second title in the new Decades of Design series, House & Garden Sixties House is required reading for mid-century modern enthusiasts, collectors and decorators in search of inspiration from the most influential homes of the past.
2016-03-09 By Catriona Gray

Below Bottom left Bottom right On the first floorisan L-shaped roof From the backgarden, the modern lines The house was built in redbrick in order garden that is accessible from both the ofthehouse are softened by the way in to blendin ...

Author: Catriona Gray

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781840916867

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

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The post-war consumer boom of the 1950s, coupled with a desire for new, innovative design resulted in one of the most exciting decades in the history of interiors - a visual revolution that was captured on the pages of British House & Garden. In Fifties House, mid-century modern enthusiast Catriona Gray has drawn on the magazine's peerless archive, curating the best illustrations and photographs to show how the use of colour, pattern, homewares and furniture evolved through the decade. The homes of key tastemakers are featured including Le Corbusier, Giò Ponti, Terence Conran and Hans and Florence Knoll. The first title in the new Decades of Design series, House & Garden Fifties House is required reading for mid-century modern enthusiasts, collectors and decorators in search of inspiration from the most influential homes of the past.
2014-10-13 By Catriona Gray

For example , houses might be built in the English Tudor style and surrounded by a garden of the same period . The outskirts of the property might contain a woodland walk . Or , another individual might build an Italian garden ...

Author: Rudy J. Favretti

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 0874515149

Category: Gardening

Page: 137

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Prominent horticulturalists present an excellent practical guide for reproducing period gardens in their many forms

3.15 Bold Street, Hamilton: The twin townhouses around the corner from Whitehern now go by the collective name of Hereford House and serve as head office to the law firm Turkstra Mazza. The houses were built in 1862, and Isaac McQuesten ...

Author: John Goddard

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459737334

Category: Art

Page: 56

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Inside Hamilton’s Museums helps to satisfy a growing curiosity about Canada’s steel capital as it evolves into a post-industrial city and cultural destination. In this special excerpt we visit Whitehern historic home and garden, which comes with three generations' worth of family possessions — everything from antique furniture to paintings, photographs, diaries, letters, and old toys. John Goddard takes us on a detailed tour of the historic home, providing fascinating historical background and insight into the McQuesten family secrets.
2016-06-11 By John Goddard

The Rhode Island gardens I am especially drawn to tend to have a muscular design that makes them seem a permanent ... endearing feature of his garden is a small semicircular bed carved out of the lawn and close enough to the house to be ...

Author: Dominique Browning

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743226933

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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The main editor-in-chief of House & Garden serves up a collection of essays about home life, covering home decoration, gardening, domestic life, and the intimate relationship between self and home. Reprint.
2003-04-02 By Dominique Browning