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Author Keen, Mary, author.

Title Paradise and plenty : a Rothschild family garden / Mary Keen ; photography by Tom Hatton.

Publication Info. [London, England] : Pimpernel Press Ltd, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS San Rafael Branch Non-Fiction    712.6 KEE    Available
Edition First Pimpernel Press edition.
Description 304 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 298) and index.
Contents Foreward -- Gregory Long -- Introduction -- The Rothschilds at Waddesdon and Eythrope -- Vegetables -- Self-sufficency -- Soil preparation -- Peasticks and stacking -- The herb garden -- Pumpkins and squash -- Fruit -- Growing fruit -- Cherries in pots -- Apples and pears -- Apricots -- Blackberries -- Figs and vines -- Glasshouses -- Growing under glass -- Tomatoes, peppers, aubergines and cucumbers -- Pelargoniums -- Propagation -- Ferns and clivias -- Borders -- Flower borders -- Herbaceous borders -- Roses -- Bedding out. -- Winter -- Special collections -- Floristry -- Auriculas -- Salvias -- Nerines -- Snowdrops -- Pots and topiary -- Potted plants and tailored trees -- Pots around buildings -- Pots in the walled garden -- The topiary garden -- Flowers for the house -- Floral decoration -- Dahlias -- Seed-raised annuals, biennials and perennials -- Chrysanthemums -- Bulbs in pots -- Postscript -- Lord and Lady Rothschild.
Summary If you are a home gardener looking for inspiration, you will find it here. If you are a garden historian searching out old traditions, read on. If you are a professional hoping to learn new tricks, you have come to the right place. Or if you are an armchair gardener looking to escape to a magical realm behind high garden walls, where no one but you will be invited, this book is for you.' - Gregory Long, President, New York Botanical Garden The productive garden at Lord Rothschild's private house, Eythrope in Buckinghamshire, is legendary in the garden world for the excellence of the gardening and as a haven for traditional techniques that might otherwise be lost.
Subject Gardens -- England -- Aylesbury.
Gardens, British.
Rothschild family -- Homes and haunts.
Waddesdon Manor (Waddesdon, England).
Added Author Hatton, Tom, Photographer.
Added Title Rothschild family garden
ISBN 9781910258125 (hardcover)
1910258121 (hardcover)

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