The Self-taught Gardener Lessons from a Country Garden

Author(s): Sydney Eddison

General Gardening | Julie Wiltshire

Most introductions to gardening bog down the eager beginner with bewildering theory that has little to do with the pleasures of seeing a flower bloom. The Self-Taught Gardener reveals its differences from the first page. It covers all the essential practicalities, but in an innovative format that reflects the way a gardener gradually builds skills and ambitions. Sydney Eddison helps you to avoid common mistakes (many of which she made!) or to turn them into successes whose freshness will surprise you. She teaches you how to tap into your own instinctive sense of design, color, and form, and how to learn from others - illustrating her point by taking apart well-designed gardens (by amateurs as well as professionals) and explaining what makes them work. The Self-Taught Gardener offers a wealth of practical tips on helping plants flourish, and provides invaluable lists of sturdy, versatile, and beautiful plants that will anchor your garden for years to come.

Nearly new condition, minor fading on spine.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780670860715
  • : viking
  • : viking
  • : January 1997
  • : 24.00 cmmm X 19.10 cmmm X 2.50 cmmm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sydney Eddison
  • : Hardback
  • : en
  • : 238
  • : Colour Illustrations, B&W Illustrations