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The Garden through the Year By Graham Stuart Thomas

The Garden through the Year
by Graham Stuart Thomas

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This is not primarily a how-to manual, but rather a compendium of Graham Stuart Thomas's favourite plants for all seasons, illustrated throughout with Thomas's paintings and drawings, plus photographs both by him - some from his own garden in Surrey - and other photographers.
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The Garden through the Year: A month-by-month guide to the favourite plants and flowers of the greatest gardener of all time by Graham Stuart Thomas

This is not primarily a how-to manual, but rather a compendium of Graham Stuart Thomas's favourite plants for all seasons, including new discoveries and surprising juxtapositions. The volume is illustrated throughout with Thomas's paintings and drawings, plus photographs both by him - some from his own garden in Surrey - and other photographers. Each month begins with trees, then shrubs and climbers, followed by perennials and bulbs. Plant names are arranged alphabetically, although some are grouped under headings (such as viburnums and coloured leaves). The index gives easy access to individual plants, while the arrangement of chapters in the main text by month guides their choice and deployment in the garden.

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Nongenarian Graham Stuart Thomas is the greatest gardener of the 20th century. Starting out as a child, his horticultural interest sparked by the gift of a fuchsia, he has spent the last eighty years gardening, still learning to this day of the wonders and vagaries of nature. From tea with Gertrude Jekyll and his contemporaries - E.A. Bowles, Vita Sackville West and other greats of the gardening world, his knowledge of plants and their cultivation outshines them all. Whilst renowned as a rosarian, his experience restoring and caring for National Trust gardens such as Hidcote, Powys Castle and Sheffield Park has taught him much about all other aspects of gardening. Here he takes time out to chat to other gardeners, leading them around the garden in every season of the year, showing how small things such as leaves, berries and bark can invoke wonder and awe just as much as flamboyant summer flowers. A gentle read, eruditely written with the occasional ascerbic aside, he lends his eighty-plus years experience to the reader, highlighting what many gardeners overlook. Gardening is a 365-day-a-year activity, not just from April through November and GST, as he is fondly known in the horticultural world, demonstrates this ably. Accompanied by many of his own expert photographs and his acclaimed botanical drawings, this is a gem of a book, to be read on a monthly if not daily basis to find out what this illustrious garden guru can find of interest every day of the year. - Lucy Watson

About Graham Stuart Thomas


Graham Stuart Thomas OBE has been awarded the Veitch Memorial Medal by the Royal Horticultural Society, plus their Gold Medal for his paintings and drawings. The Garden Writers' Guild gave him a lifetime achievement award in 1996, and the National Trust presented him with its Founder's Award in 1996.

Table of Contents


Introduction Chapters 1-12: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December Index

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GOR001980344
The Garden through the Year: A month-by-month guide to the favourite plants and flowers of the greatest gardener of all time by Graham Stuart Thomas
Graham Stuart Thomas
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
2003-02-24
328
0500511101
9780500511107
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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