Vinatge 1950's Garden Book - Taylor's Garden Guide - 1957 Edition
Green is the very child of nature. Without it man would cease to exist. Norman Taylor
The queen bee of all vintage gardening books, Taylor's Garden Guide is the ultimate resource for creating a beautiful landscape, 1950's style. Practical, knowledgeable and trusted, it contains six books in one covering all sorts of garden scenarios. From perennial herb gardens to vegetable gardens, mini forests of trees and bushes to bountiful beds of fragrant flowers, Norman details over 50 years of hands-on expertise as learned through trial and error, research and cultivation.
Born in England but raised and educated in America, Norman's lifetime passion for plants began with his first job maintaining gardens at a local New York City zoo. It wasn't long before he caught the interest of the New York Botanical Garden where he was introduced to a variety of people and projects that extended his career and love of nature, invaluably, over the course of a lifetime.
Written and compiled just 10 years before his death, this garden guide contains information for everyone. First-time gardeners will love Norman's practical reliable gardening how-to and diy instruction, while more seasoned gardeners will love his suggested garden layouts. Created for the most dynamic presntation possible, these interesting landscape designs include the night garden, the perennial herb garden, the distinct color garden, the fragrant garden, the everblooming garden and many more. This book not only showcases the possibilities of an artfully and productively designed landscape but it is also acts like a midcentury master class in magic and joy when it comes to shaping nature.
- 509 pages
- Contains illustrations and both black and white and color photographs throughout
- Covers all aspects of gardening from initial design to plant selection to maintenance, management and troubleshooting
- Lists a wonderful array of suggested garden layouts for various purposes ranging from cutting gardens to food producing gardens, decorative gardens to medicinal gardens
In well-loved condition. The exterior spine piece is missing but all pages in the book, including the coverboards, are still bound tightly together. Clean, mark-free interior pages. Some scuffing and light staining on the coverboards.
Measures 5.5" inches (width) x 8.5" inches (length) x 2" inches (width) and weighs 1.9lbs.