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A Book Of Garden Wisdom
This title features organic gardening hints, tips and folklore from yesteryear, from companion planting to compost, with 150 glorious photographs. Tried and tested methods for today's organic gardener, helping to rediscover the wisdom born of an understanding of nature and the natural rhythms of the seasons.
It covers all types of garden, including cottage gardens, orchards, hedgerows, kitchen gardens and herb gardens, as well as a range of plants, from flowers to topiary. It includes traditional techniques for sowing, planting and harvesting, as well as age-old methods for controlling pests and diseases, feeding the soil and caring for tools. Practical projects include creating a bee and butterfly garden, establishing woodland bulbs, making a scarecrow, collecting your own seed, and growing fruit in pots. It also features many ancient folk methods, such as planting by the moon and companion planting. It is illustrated with 150 beautiful, inspirational photographs. The skill of gardening and nurturing the land is as old as time. For gardeners everywhere there can be no greater pleasure than watching a tiny seed thrive, and to witness plants blooming and fruiting.
This inspirational book offers practical advice for every gardener, whether your interest is in growing healthy vegetables, fruit-filled trees, a beautiful flower garden or a delightfully fragrant herb garden. The book contains a wealth of traditional gardening hints and tips, from understanding the importance of age-old crop rotation to creating perfect compost and feeding the soil. There is helpful advice on basic skills such as sowing and planting, and invaluable information on developing natural, organic defences against pests and diseases.
You can discover the folklore and wisdom of yesteryear to bring natural balance, glorious scent and stunning flowers to your garden.
The Children's Garden Book
A gardener "ought to have a little make-believe," the Southern California garden maven Olive Percival mused more than eighty years ago. Inspired by this principle, she devised plans for whimsical gardens that could be created by children and adults alike.
Her delightful schemes included "The Garden of Aladdin," an enchanted, sunken orchard fragrant with kumquat, persimmon, and orange trees; "The Fairy Ring," a blue fairyland of forget-me-nots, larkspur, and borage; and "The Sliced Cake," a round, pink-and-white garden divided into wedges - the perfect setting for afternoon tea.
Percival's charming illustrations and instructions for fifteen fanciful children's gardens, all selected from her unpublished manuscript in the Huntington Library, are reproduced for the first time in this volume, designed in keeping with her own arts and crafts aesthetic. Described by Percival as "a potpourri of flowery facts and garden lore," The Children's Garden Book shows children that the pleasures of one's own garden may be achieved through planning, patience, dedication, and imagination.
A Child's Garden Of Verses
A Child's Garden of Verses is a book of poems that captures the adventure and imagination of childhood. This book is a collection of his poems about the joys of author Robert Stevenson's (Treasure Island and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde fame author, among other popular books he wrote) childhood.
Stevenson cannot simply sit quietly on a shelf. His works beg to be lifted and opened for new worlds to discover. As a child, he was lonely and ill and many of the poems in this collection for children exude that sense of isolation. This poetry book is so very simple, yet so very charming. The topics are all things that children would want to read about, which makes for a very fitting title. Stevenson explores the mind of a child so very well.
If you want a book of traditional poetry, the kind the politicians and educationalists and general old old persons are always complaining that no one reads or writes these days, this would be the one.
So beautiful and childlike, not in the simplicity of the poems but in Stevenson's incredible way of showing the mind of a child. These are poems for any child . These are poems of imagination and play. These are poems from a child's view point written by a man of great literary talent. These are poems you can read over and over to a child or read just for the sheer pleasure by yourself. These are poems of beauty and childhood.
This book is the favorite book of poetry for many, children and adults alike, and it has served many, many for generations and has withstood the test of time.
A wonderful collection and addition to your library, happiness and inspiration!
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Also by Robert Louis Stevenson:
Essays in the Art of Writinghttps://www.createspace.com/6511674
The Oz Series
Book 1: The Wonderful Wizard of Ozhttps://www.createspace.com/6426287
Book 2: The Marvelous Land of Oz https://www.createspace.com/6462832
Book 3: Ozma of Oz https://www.createspace.com/6356346
Book 4: Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz https://www.createspace.com/6464450
Book 5: The Road to Oz https://www.createspace.com/6464521
Book 6: The Emerald City of Ozhttps://www.createspace.com/6464602
Book 7: The Patchwork Girl of Ozhttps://www.createspace.com/6464682
Book 8: TIK-TOK of Ozhttps://www.createspace.com/6353841
Book 9: The Scarecrow of Ozhttps://www.createspace.com/6461981
Book 10: Rinkitink in Oz https://www.createspace.com/6464764
Book 11: The Lost Princess of Oz https://www.createspace.com/6465342
Book 12: The Tin Woodman of Ozhttps://www.createspace.com/6466582
Book 13: The Magic of Oz https://www.createspace.com/6466620
Book 14: Glinda of OZhttps://www.createspace.com/6461890
Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Coanan Doyleshttps://www.createspace.com/6499707
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doylehttps://www.createspace.com/6498370
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle https://www.createspace.com/6498594
The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doylehttps://www.createspace.com/6499304
The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doylehttps://www.createspace.com/6500007
The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doylehttps://www.createspace.com/6499480
The Open Boat and Other Stories by Stephen Cranehttps://www.createspace.com/6447605
A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffehttps://www.createspace.com/6493459
The Aspern Papers by Henry Jameshttps://www.createspace.com/6495613
Mrs. Warren's Profession by George Bernard Shawhttps://www.createspace.com/6497582
The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle https://www.createspace.com/6502771
The Ten Pleasures Of Marriage
Now, O Lover, till this time you have been indeavouring, slaving, turmoiling, sighing, groaning, hoping and begging to get from those slow and tardy lips, that long-wish'd for word of Consent; you have also sent many messengers to your Mistriss, to her Parents and Tutors, who were as able to express themselves as the best Orators, but could obtain nothing; yet at last that long desired Word, is once descended by the Draw-bridge of her lips, like a rich cordial upon your languishing heart. You have vanquish'd all your Rivals. Oh who can imagine your joy!
In The Garden Of The Beast
In the Garden of the Beast illuminates the Vietnam War experience of an African-American man. These lyrical, haunting verses capture his anxieties as he moves through unfamiliar jungles and confronts his inner conflict with his transformation into a killer. This book of poetry expresses the torment of a soldier leaving a lover and child behind in Vietnam. The work also portrays the black veteran's struggle upon returning home to piece together his participation in the war.
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