Embroidered Ground

Embroidered Ground

Revisiting the Garden

Book - 2011
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A memorable book about making a renowned garden work

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-nineyear-long 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, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780374256326
Branch Call Number: 635.909747 DICKEY
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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