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Flowers from Old Adam's Garden by Sarah Guest

Flowers from Old Adam's Garden by Sarah Guest

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Flowers from Old Adam's Garden

by Sarah Guest

Hyland House, 1991, [First Edition], ISBN 0947062831, illustrated throughout text, hardcover, dust-jacket

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing to edges and corners, no inscriptions, dust-jacket shows minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing to edges and corners (see photographs)

"...If you haven't yet met these peculiarities there is a treat in store fro you as you join with Sarah in her diurnal struggles with possums, snails, bugs and blights, her family, a dog called Rumpole, a cat called She-who-must-be-obeyed and a much married blackbird - the full domestic disaster.  As you read you will learn much about plants (for Sarah is a plant person par excellence), gardening (for she is an experienced gardener) and plant history (for she is a repository of recondite plant lore).
Learn about species crocuses and a new Tasmanian breed of daffodil which combines perfect form with delicacy and a certain unusual sprightliness of manner; find out how to make a homebrew stone alpine trough and espalier camellias; relish the old names for violas and violettas and the story of the deaf (but devout) old knight who was responsible for the iris being dedicated to the virgin."



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