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1903 Antique HOW TO MAKE A FLOWER GARDEN Book* Greenhouse Window Gardens Pergola

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Seller: mybestbooks (2,330) 100%, Location: Clinton, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 232153665901 MYBESTBOOKS... 1903 Antique HOW TO MAKE A FLOWER GARDEN Book* Greenhouse Window Gardens Pergola 200 Photos Garden Enthusiast Charming Romance + How-To ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ * " Ever wonder what the favorite flowers of the Edwardian lady were – what she used for fragrant flowers or cut flowers – what her window gardens, rock gardens and greenhouses were like?” ”The home garden is for the affections” ~ and here you will find all the ROMANCE of gardening ~ not just the techniques! * ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ HOW TO MAKE A FLOWER GARDEN A Manual of Practical Information and Suggestions Illustrated By L. H. Bailey and Various Authors ~ 1903 Edition ~ 370 pgs Rare Antique Treasure!! (The Original Vintage Book – not a reprint, CD or reproduction) (Please see end of write-up for full physical + condition description) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This gardening jewel is packed with over 200 REAL PHOTOS of actual Edwardian gardens, landscapes and flowers! A high quality publication with glossy pages! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ”Simple desires, with every desire well planned and well carried out, result in the best gardens. The garden must be yours; if it is another’s it is not worth the while to you. A good garden is the one that gives its owner the most pleasure; he may grow orchids or thistles. The measure of success in the garden is the sensitive mind rather than the plants.” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ And so, you get good old fashioned Edwardian advice along with your gardening instructions. When people had more time for the pleasures of life – Gardening was very high on the list in receiving attention. This book takes you through 19 Chapters – 370 pages – to provide all the antique knowledge and thinking to create your special Home Garden. The book is authored by experts in their particular specialty area – each in charge of their own chapter. They share, in a very personal way, their expertise and experiences and stories of their successes in proud advice. What are their favorite plants and methods – what has formed their thinking? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is so much more than a technical manual of how to grow plants – this contains lore ~ charm and delight for the enthusiast. “In books and gardens, thou hast placed aright Thy nobel, innocent delight.” Excerpt: “Literature has embraced the old-fashioned garden, and more and more in these days the garden gathers to itself an added charm from literature. We feel it with the primrose, the violet, and daffodil; the wallflower, whose unassuming blossoms send forth Old World memories as well as their own delightful fragrance; with the dainty columbine, and the foxglove, whose flower-stalk arrangement Ruskin likens unto the various stages of life – infancy at the top, old age withering away below. Tennyson speaks of “the foxglove spire.” . . . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Learn all about the : ~ crimson rambler ~ cinnamon fern ~ wild bergamot ~ lemon lily ~ lady’s slipper ~ shooting star ~ matrimony vine ~ dog’s tooth violet ~ Virginia cowslip ~ all the old favorites! “Another neglected once-upon-a-time favourite is the Christmas rose. To look, on Christmas Eve, into a little hollow walled with snow, at its waxy blossoms, white, flushed with pink, is like looking down at the Babino in an Italian church at Christmastide.” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “Hardy chrysanthemums are disappearing, like honesty, from the borders, discouraged, possibly, by the wonderful show-flowers of the florist. But it is a pity to let them go, for they are among the truest of the hardy friends, and, with Japanese anemones, keep up the cheer of the garden until winter is close upon us. . . “ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ” . . .Annual plants are shifty plants, now growing here, then absconding to other places. This very uncertainty and capriciousness makes them worth the while. The staid perennials I want for the main and permanent effects in my garden, but I could no more do without annuals than I could do without the spices and the condiments at the table . . .” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ You will find chapters on: ~ Annuals ~ Perennials ~ Native Ferns ~ Water Garden ~ Water-Lilies ~ Rock Gardens ~ and even the Home Window Garden! Additionally: ~ Japanese Gardening ~ Wild Gardens ~ Roses ~ Formal Gardens ~ Find out the Pleasures of a Small Greenhouse. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~ Suggestions For Pergolas ~ Landscape Gardening for The Country Home ~ Bulb Culture ~ There are charts that provide a detailed list of plants to used in certain settings ~ Best of the True Alpines ~ Plants to be used in Pockets ~ Plants For Moist Places ~ Six Annuals for Sunny Spots ~ Annuals for Successional Sowing ~ Striking Foliage ~ Fragrant – Flowered ~ Climbing ~ White-flowered Annuals ~ Perennials That Bloom in June ~ I could go on and on – but you get the picture. There is a detailed Appendix in the back that contains this information as well as similar lists within the chapters. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Make a basin for aquatics ~ make mass displays ~ border plantings ~ make cold frames ~ ground covers ~ hotbeds ~ make walkways ~ ” . . .the fourth ideal for growing annuals is – the growing for gathering or “picking.” If you want many flowers for house decoration and to give away, then grow them at one side in regular rows as you would potatoes or sweet corn. Harvest them in the same spirit that you would harvest tomatoes; that is what they are for. You do not have to consider the “looks “ of your garden, you will not be afraid to pick them . . .” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ There is also another useful Appendix that is on: How To Grow Flowers - that contains brief details for cultivating 150 of the commonest and most desirable flowers, mostly annuals and perennials. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Below, I show you LOTS of information and pictures. You will find the Table of Contents – a few interesting excerpts and at the end the List of Illustrations – where you can see all the famous gardens featured etc., and the Index. I could go on and on with beautiful little excerpts – but I think you will get a feel of the charm from the few I show. Just the book for the Antique Gardening fan! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Excerpt: How I Built My Country Home – Landscape Gardening – “I am garden-bred, for in the early fifties (1850s) my father’s garden was one of the show-places in Chicago; but I have no recollection of a fondness for gardening during my youth. A strenuous business life of more than 35 years in that bustling city so impaired my health that my physician prescribed a retirement and enjoined a life in the open air.” “How was I to occupy my mind, hitherto in constant activity, and still remain in one place? . . . The subtle influence of the garden of my youth – so long dormant – asserted itself, and an ever-increasing love for shrub and flower and arboreal life seemed to say to me: “Why not build and maintain a country home – one of your own creation – exhibiting your own individuality? Why not make it your garden, not a gardener’s garden? . . .” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Excerpt: The Modern Tendency In Roses: ~ “Notwithstanding the nominal position that the rose has held, from time immemorial, as the “queen of flowers,” it is not to be gainsaid that the rose as a garden plant has been relegated of late years to a secondary place. It has been overshadowed by the very laudable desire to plant more largely of native trees and shrubs, with which have been associated the flowering shrubs of Japan.” ”Unfortunately, rose plants are not decorative bushes of themselves and in order to devote space to roses a decided rose enthusiasm is first of all needed. A rose plant must be looked upon only as a means to an end – glorious roses – and the more this object is kept in view the less ornamental does the rose plant become . . .” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Excerpt: Perennials: ~ Gardens conduce to friendliness in many ways, and the exchange of roots, bulbs, seeds and flowers is one of them. Dear personal associations are rooted to the spot where grows “a flower from a friend’s garden.” It is as much of an event in the garden as in the social world when a new acquaintance is formed, and when a fine chrysanthemum root steps from a neighbor’s garden into ours the campanula bells should ring for joy . . .” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ************************************************ Book Details & Condition DETAILS: Original hardcover published by Doubleday, Page & Company, New York in 1903 Edition, 7 x 10 “, 370 pgs. CONDITION: Book is in excellent condition ~ Clean & crisp inside with no writing other than a vintage name on the front endpaper ~ frontis tissue still present ~ tightly bound ~ The outside covers are also great – nice and clean and bright ~ A wonderful copy of this Antique Jewel!! What a wonderful book for the garden-lover!! International bidders welcome – see below for shipping options. I combine shipping. 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I accept multiple payments over time if you need it – just ask! • MORE BIDDING? – If you are bidding on more of my items - you can wait to pay all at once. Return Policy •Returns should rarely be necessary – No one gives you more information and photos of your item than me! •If a problem comes up, let me know – I am a FAIR person. Questions ? •Please E-mail me with any questions you have and you will receive a SPEEDY response! •Just click on the “Ask Seller A Question” button at the top of the page. Condition: Excellent condition - please see auction write-up for full details., Subject: Home & Garden, Original/Facsimile: Original, Binding: Hardcover, Year Printed: 1903

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