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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Percival's charming illustrations and instructions for fifteen fanciful children's gardens, all selected from her unpublished manuscript in the Huntington Library, are reproduced for the first time in this volume, designed in keeping with her own arts and crafts aesthetic.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.
Orchard, Lawn And Garden Guide
From the FOREWORD .
To the city dweller, the Suburban resident, and to all who only have a small piece of ground that you think worthless, wherever you may reside, should you be so fortunate as to secure this book, do not cast it aside, but study it, as it will enable you to make profitable and beautiful, that which has been an eye-sore and a menace to health, in so many instances "The Back Yard."
"If he who causes two stocks of grass to grow where one grew before is a public benefactor,"
What shall we call him, who causes vegetables to grow and flowers to bloom in places that before were unsightly and often- unhealthy, and at the same time becomes places of beauty, pleasure and pride.
I have known the compiler of this little volume for years, and it has always been his ambition to see the waste places beautified and the back yards become places of as much or more pride than the front, and with this idea in view this little volume is offered. Could you but see some of the transformations that he has wrought, you would exclaim why was this not done before. The compilations are not theoretical, but the result of practical experience and the instructions so simple that any intelligent person can follow, and get good results, as all technical terms are left out.
It is to be hoped that the efforts put forth will be the cause of much pleasure and profit to those who may. study its pages. Spend your spare moments profitably and pleasantly in following the directions herein laid down.
H. D. DERRICK,
A Child's Garden Of Verses
Originally published in 1885, A Child’s Garden of Verses has served as a wonderful introduction to poetry for each new generation. Stevenson’s beloved poems celebrate childhood in all its complexity and joy, from the sunny pleasures of “At the Seaside,” to the imaginative musings of “Foreign Lands” to the playful, ever-popular “My Shadow.” Of the many available editions, Gyo Fujikawa’s is one of the sweetest and most personal. Illustrated in 1957, it was her very first book—and she evokes a simpler, more innocent time that should profoundly appeal to today’s audiences. It is a gift that every child will treasure.
In a place where ecstasy can cost you your life . . .
She's a demon-slayer who hungers for sensual pleasure-but fears it will always be denied her. Until Tayla Mancuso lands in a hospital run by demons in disguise, and the head doctor, Eidolon, makes her body burn with unslakable desire. But to prove her ultimate loyalty to her peers, she must betray the surgeon who saved her life.
Two lovers will dare to risk all.
Eidolon cannot resist this fiery, dangerous woman who fills him with both rage and passion. Not only is she his avowed enemy, but she could very well be the hunter who has been preying upon his people. Torn between his need for the truth and his quest to find his perfect mate before a horrific transformation claims him forever, Eidolon will dare the unthinkable-and let Tayla possess him, body and soul . . .
Adventures In The Garden
Have you ever imagined what it would be like to live among enormous flowers? Find shade beneath a dandelion, swing from the stem of a rose? This delightful colouring book takes young colouring enthusiasts beneath the flowers and under the leaves to a world of beauty and delight. Illustrations depict young people tending the garden, playing games, and finding shelter below larger-than life plants. Colourists need only bring their creativity and imagination, along with a few pencils, to finish the art with colour. Inspirational quotes add a touch of thoughtful contemplation while perforations and one-sided pages make for easy removal and display. AGES: 7-10 AUTHOR: Patricia Zapata is a graphic designer, author and paper crafter. She designs one-of-a-kind paper illustrations, stationery goods and surface design prints for licensing. Her work has been featured in Made with Paper magazine (UK) and Martha Stewart and GHTV. Her previous books include Flower Nook, a self-published colouring book, and Home, Paper, Scissors, a collection of paper craft projects for paper devotees.
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