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An island garden

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An Island Garden by Celia Thaxter - 1988
Hardcover with slip jacket all in very good condition.

This is a delightful book that should appeal to anyone with a passion for gardening. Written in 1893, the year before her death, Celia Thaxter takes the reader on a descriptive journey through every phase of tending her beloved garden on Appledore Island. Situated among the Isles of Shoals, Appledore Island is located some ten miles off the coast of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Although portions of her life were spent on the mainland, Celia's emotions were as deeply rooted in this rocky island as were the roots of her plants. She describes the entire process of her gardening techniques, from the indoor winter planting of seeds on the mainland; to the spring planting of seedlings on the island; and, finally, to the summer fruits of her labor--the colorful, lush blossoms. She omits nothing, and several pages dwell on the problems created by her garden "enemies." Her methods for ridding her garden of slugs and insects, or for keeping seed-eating birds at bay, are quite resourceful.

Item details

Author(s):
Celia Thaxter
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
17.2 x 24.3 x 1.8
Edition:
1988
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0304318663
ISBN-13:
9780304318667
Number of pages:
126
Publisher:
Cassell
Title:
An Island Garden

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An Island Garden by Celia Thaxter - 1988
Hardcover with slip jacket all in very good condition.

This is a delightful book that should appeal to anyone with a passion for gardening. Written in 1893, the year before her death, Celia Thaxter takes the reader on a descriptive journey through every phase of tending her beloved garden on Appledore Island. Situated among the Isles of Shoals, Appledore Island is located some ten miles off the coast of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Although portions of her life were spent on the mainland, Celia's emotions were as deeply rooted in this rocky island as were the roots of her plants. She describes the entire process of her gardening techniques, from the indoor winter planting of seeds on the mainland; to the spring planting of seedlings on the island; and, finally, to the summer fruits of her labor--the colorful, lush blossoms. She omits nothing, and several pages dwell on the problems created by her garden "enemies." Her methods for ridding her garden of slugs and insects, or for keeping seed-eating birds at bay, are quite resourceful.

Author(s):
Celia Thaxter
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
17.2 x 24.3 x 1.8
Edition:
1988
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0304318663
ISBN-13:
9780304318667
Number of pages:
126
Publisher:
Cassell
Title:
An Island Garden

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