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e-Book The Looking-Glass Garden: Plants and Gardens of the Southern Hemisphere download

e-Book The Looking-Glass Garden: Plants and Gardens of the Southern Hemisphere download

by Peter Thompson

ISBN: 0881924997
ISBN13: 978-0881924992
Language: English
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated (March 15, 2001)
Pages: 428
Category: Gardening and Landscape Design
Subategory: Home and Hobby

ePub size: 1190 kb
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DJVU size: 1976 kb
Rating: 4.1
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The Looking Glass Garden is an ambitious book; author Peter Thompson hopes to change the way westerners imagine a well-designed landscape.

The Looking Glass Garden is an ambitious book; author Peter Thompson hopes to change the way westerners imagine a well-designed landscape. According to Thompson, for too long the English style has dominated in America and western Europe, resulting in a uniformity that edges out possibility and strangeness. The prevalence of gardening with "native plants" has also limited creativity: Thompson argues that as long as plants are well situated and well cared for, they can come from anywhere in the world. The book's title refers to the moment when Alice moved through the looking glass into Wonderland.

Just as Alice's looking glass revealed a world where nothing was as expected, Peter Thompson's "looking-glass garden" offers readers a glimpse of a world of new plants and possibilities by crossing the equator. 451 pages, Col photos, maps. Publisher: Timber Press. Bestsellers in Plants & Gardens.

Peter Thompson's looking-glass garden offers readers a glimpse of a world of new plants and possibilities by crossing the equator. The floras of countries as diverse as South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Chile offer adventurous gardeners palettes, forms, and textures that have no parallel in the garden offerings of the north.

The Looking Glass Garden is an ambitious book; author Peter Thompson hopes to change the way .

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The Looking-Glass Garden by Peter Thompson, March 15, 2001, Timber Press, Incorporated . Plants and Gardens of the Southern Hemisphere.

Plants and Gardens of the Southern Hemisphere. Published March 15, 2001 by Timber Press, Incorporated. Ornamental Plants, Gardens. AS CORNWALLIS'S army marched out of Yorktown to surrender to George Washington's Continental Army, the band played "The World Turned Upside Down.

Saved in: Main Author: Thompson, Peter, 1931-2008. Index of garden plants, by: Griffiths, Mark, 1963- Published: (1994). Gardens of the Antilles. by: Watkins, John V. Published: (1952)

Saved in: Main Author: Thompson, Peter, 1931-2008. Published: (1952). The American Horticultural Society A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants, Published: (1997). Gardening Published: (2001).

Follow Dave's Garden. Author (1): Peter Thompson. A nicely written book on southern hemisphere plants from South Africa, South America, New Zealand and Australia. Photos are nicely arranged.

Just as Alice's looking glass revealed a world where nothing was as expected, Peter Thompson's "looking-glass garden" offers readers a glimpse of a world of new plants and possibilities by crossing the equator. The floras of countries as diverse as South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Chile offer adventurous gardeners palettes, forms, textures, and effects that have no parallel in the garden offerings of the north. As well as offering useful suggestions on interesting plants that can be incorporated in a variety of gardens in our latitudes, Thompson's book is also a travelogue of the wild landscapes of faraway lands and a tour of some of the great gardens to be found below the equator.
Comments:
Dyni
This was a very interesting book about plants we are just beginning to see in North America. I thoroughly enjoyed all the photos too.

Gindian
The Looking Glass Garden has a lot going for it. There are frequent color photos that are high quality and show plants many of us will never see. Plant descriptions are very details and I learned a great deal about plants growing in harsh conditions, including species of trees capable of producing their own nitrogen fertilizer with symbiotic bacteria. You will need a dictionary close at hand when reading, partly due to technical words related to botany and partly english words I haven't come across in decades of reading. I wish to make clear this is a comment rather than a complaint about the book.

My only concern is the author's attitude towards invasive species. Peter Thompson acknowledges the problem early on in the book and later lists two species that have gone on to dominate the environments they were introduced in. In spite of this his view is unabashed enthusiasm for bringing plants across continents. I understand that most of the time this is not an issue since most plants don't get out of control, and admittedly this is less of a problem where I live since winters are too cold for nearly all of these plants to survive. But many animals and plants have been introduced to North America to everyone's sorrow. Dandelions, garlic mustard, european and asian carp, kudzu and even gypsy moths were brought over with the best of intentions and the worst of results, and that's a short list of offenders. Careful consideration should be given to bringing in plants that would lack the diseases and herbivores that normally keep them in check

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