Beginning gardeners and experts alike will appreciate this practical advice on virtually every aspect of gardening-from choosing a plot to selecting flowers and water features. The instructions and advice encompass plans and proven techniques for planting traditional English, Japanese, herb, and rock gardens, and building structures such as fences and walls, arches, pergolas and trellises, as well as decking and pathways. More than 300 color photographs, illustrations and diagrams ensure that anyone can create a glorious garden.
The artist Paul Klee said that "drawing is taking a line for a walk." This book invites you to take color for a walk through an English Country House and Garden.There are lots of plants, flowers and country images for you to color as well as sections where you can use your own ideas to grow the garden in new ways. My hope is that you color outside the lines that I've drawn and develop these images further with your own creativity, and that you find peace and quiet and time for reflection as you do so.
In Europe, particularly in England, the rock garden is an established institution with a distinct following. The English works on the subject alone form a considerable bibliography. On this side of the Atlantic, the rock garden is so little understood that it is an almost unconsidered factor in the beautifying of the home grounds. There are a few notable rock gardens in this country, all on large estates, and in more instances some excellent work has been done on a smaller and less complicated scale either by actual creation or by taking advantage of natural opportunities. But for the most part America has confined its rock garden vision principally to the so-called "rockery." Now a rockery, with all the good intentions lying behind it, is not a rock garden. It is no more a rock garden than a line of cedars planted in an exact circle would be a wood. A rockery is generally a lot of stones stuck in a pile of soil or, worse yet, a circular array of stones filled in with soil.
Challenging some of the dominant paradigms in the field, English as a Lingua Franca: Theorizing and teaching English argues for the importance of both native and non-native speakers in the future of English. Putting the case for a more nuanced and balanced approach to English as a lingua franca (ELF), Mackenzie:
This is essential reading for everyone interested in English as a Lingua Franca, World Englishes and Multilingualism, as well as being a useful guide for teachers and translators dealing with the challenges posed by the rise of ELF.
This guide book vividly introduces the budding gardener to the joyous hobby of window box gardening.
Window Box Gardening - A Practical Introduction is intended for those living in cities without much - or any - gardening space. This well-written, passionate guide introduces the plants of winter, spring and summer perfect for your first forays into window gardening. In this way, aspiring horticulturalists can assemble a full, cohesive itinerary to keep their planters and plant pots blooming through the year.
Instruction is likewise given upon the subject of miniature window greenhouses, with guidance offered as to construction of a small one for the home. Designed to keep plants blooming and alive through the cold winter months of temperate climates, the simplicity of the concept
The creative, practical techniques demonstrated are also perfect for those wishing to attain a foundation to move on to cultivation of herbs in planters. While most of the plants detailed in abundance within this book are common mainstays of the everyday, beginner window gardener, it is noted that there are infact thousands of plants adaptable to the conditions of the windowsill, sun and ventilation (and perhaps landlord) permitting.
Finally, the book examines the practice of constructing sea gardens in aquariums. Citing the availability of both DIY aquarium kits as well as commercial models, the author draws a parallel between the tranquil home for fish and the splendid display of colour bursting from a finely tended window garden. In contrast yet compliment, this guide proposes that their similarities as two forms of indoor gardening needn't have too large a line drawn between.
Written by longtime gardening enthusiast Tiffany Grant, this book brings the personal experience of the author living in a first floor apartment to the page. The ability to imprint a part of herself to the page, and thereby confer learning and overall profit to the reader, is not to be doubted. At this conclusion of this primer, the reader is intended to feel inspired, motivated and confident to commence window gardening.
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