Gardening: A Very Peculiar History Book

    Gardening: A Very Peculiar History Book


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    From ancient days till the present, and everywhere around the world, gardens and gardening offer a pleasurable escape. Gardening: A Very Peculiar History™ begins with the earliest gardens in the Middle East, and then moves on to medieval and classically influenced Renaissance gardens, gardens in the New World, grandiose gardens like the one in Versailles, landscapes and plant hunting, wartime victory gardens, and contemporary wildlife gardening. Featuring black-and-white illustrations, witty anecdotes, incredible trivia, and feature boxes covering such topics as Roman Herbal Hints and Flower Snobbery, this charming book entertains and educates garden-loving readers.


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