Embroidered Ground

Embroidered Ground

Revisiting the Garden

Paperback - 2012
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In Embroidered Ground: Revisiting the Garden, the acclaimed author and garden designer Page Dickey writes of the pitfalls, challenges, successes, and myriad pleasures of the twenty-nine year process of creating her own remarkable garden, Duck Hill, in upstate New York. This winning book details the evolution of one especially loved and cared-for space: its failed schemes and realized dreams, and the wisdom gained in contending with an ever-evolving work of art. The author shares her very personal views on what contributes to a garden's success--structure, fragrance, the play of light and shadow, patterns and textures, multiseasonal plants. She writes of gardening with a husband, with wildlife, with dogs and chickens. And she grapples with how to adapt her garden--as we can adapt ours--to change in the years ahead.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780374533199
0374533199
Characteristics: xvii, 250 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.

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maozamom Jun 05, 2011

I would enjoy having a conversation with this author. The book wasn't a great story but had good information that would be fun to trade and compare.

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