A Passion for Snowdrops

A Passion for Snowdrops PDF Author: George G. Brownlee
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781849954938
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 144

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Snowdrops are known as the 'harbingers of spring' at a time when there is little else in flower in the garden to brighten the dull winter months. No-one should be without these dainty white gems which can symbolize innocence, purity and hope. The author describes all known snowdrop species, the cultivation of garden-worthy varieties and their naming as well as their history in early European and English literature. He includes the earliest reference to the English word 'Snowe Dropps' in 1615, preceding the previous earliest reference to 'Snow drops' in 1633. For novice gardeners and those who have never grown snowdrops before he describes how to grow just a few reliable varieties, with advice on buying, planting, dividing, looking after snowdrops, labelling, diseases and companion plants. He also dispels the myth that snowdrops are difficult and don't survive well in gardens, giving advice on all aspects of snowdrop culture. For galanthophiles varieties are recommended to extend their collection. This advice is based on personal experience from growing over 100 different cultivars in his town garden in Oxford. The sequence of flowering of different snowdrop varieties from October to March is described, including the autumn-flowering Queen Olga's snowdrop. This diary format of their emergence will help gardeners learn how there can be snowdrops flowering for six months of the year. The book is illustrated with a stunning selection of close-up images of different varieties of snowdrops to help aid identification of these dainty flowers.Included in the chapter on snowdrop art are many historical images from the earliest-known snowdrop woodcut in Dodoens' European Herbal, 1568 to more recent 19th century images. No other author on snowdrops has attempted such an extensive description of snowdrop art over the centuries, including advice from Jacquie Hibbert on how to paint snowdrops, or has described the evolution of this art form for snowdrops. The book concludes with a useful index of all 22 recognized species and over 100 varieties with reference to international collections.

A Year at Brandywine Cottage

A Year at Brandywine Cottage PDF Author: David L. Culp
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1643260227
Category : Gardening
Languages : en
Pages : 296

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New from the bestselling author of A Layered Garden, A Year at Brandywine Garden shows home gardeners how to enjoy twelve months of their garden’s bounty, both outdoors and in. It urges readers to see their home gardens as an important part of a complete and fulfilling lifestyle.

Gardener's Guide to Snowdrops

Gardener's Guide to Snowdrops PDF Author: Freda Cox
Publisher: The Crowood Press
ISBN: 1785004506
Category : Gardening
Languages : en
Pages : 304

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Snowdrops are one of the best loved, most popular and widely grown of all bulbous plants. This book celebrates their beauty and magical annual resurrection. This newly updated and expanded edition of this best-selling book introduces the twenty known species and has been updated to cover more than 2,400 named snowdrops. Discover the vast range of shapes, sizes and markings of these beautiful flowers. With information on cultivation and planting, detailed descriptions, informative drawings and interesting anecdotes this will be an invaluable companion for all gardeners, and will inform and delight both the aspiring and seasoned galanthophile. A comprehensive directory of names, descriptions and illustrations of hundreds of beautiful snowdrops. Beautifully illustrated with 86 plus a directory of 2002 colour illustrations. Freda Cox is a writer, established botanical artist and committed galanthophile.

The Bursting Test

The Bursting Test PDF Author: Linda Rogers
Publisher: Guernica Editions
ISBN: 1550711598
Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 184

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"These poems test the capacity of individuals, families, communities, and the earth itself to stand the pressures of modern life. They walk the tightrope over the chasm between male and female, love and hate, child and adult, war and peace, and now and forever, attempting to find balance and reconcile the one with the many."

A Passion for Nature

A Passion for Nature PDF Author: Deirdre Dare
Publisher: Hypatia Publications
ISBN: 9781872229584
Category : Botanists
Languages : en
Pages : 300

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The biography of Victorian botanist, social historian, and educator, Charles Alexander Johns (1811-1874), best known for the classic guide Flowers of the Field.

The Plant Lover's Guide to Snowdrops

The Plant Lover's Guide to Snowdrops PDF Author: Naomi Slade
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604694351
Category : Gardening
Languages : en
Pages : 255

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Provides information on snowdrops, flowers with white bell-shaped petals known as the harbingers of spring.

Christmas at Snowdrop Cottage

Christmas at Snowdrop Cottage PDF Author: Helen Rolfe
Publisher: Boldwood Books Ltd
ISBN: 1804156698
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 335

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Full of sparkling festive magic, Little Woodville is all set for Christmas... Belle Nightingale hasn’t celebrated Christmas properly since she lost touch with her Gran and left the tiny village in the Cotswolds behind two decades ago. Back in Little Woodville to sell the cottage she inherited, Belle finds herself wondering whether her own dreams have been pushed aside in her quest to please everyone else. The cosy cottage, nostalgia and her tenant Sebastian’s ties to her own family, bring a lot of emotions to the surface. When the snow blankets the tiny village, will Belle decide it’s time to confront the past in a last attempt to bring her family back together? Grab a hot chocolate and escape to the quaint Cotswolds village of Little Woodville. *Please note this is a re-release of Christmas at Snowdrop Cottage, previously published by Helen J Rolfe*

Research Is a Passion With Me

Research Is a Passion With Me PDF Author: Margaret Morse Nice
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1554882788
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 336

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In her incredibly productive lifetime (1883-1974), American-born ornithologist Margaret Morse Nice earned the admiration of ornithologists and naturalists in far distant lands. Research Is a Passion With Me is an enthralling autobiography of one of the great individuals in her field and of her time. The prominent California nature writer, Donald Peattie, in commenting on Margaret Nice’s writing ability, stated: "Your art of telling is so good that it conceals how good the science is." And Professor Ernst Mayer of Harvard University said: "Margaret Nice was a remarkable person and only those who know the state of American ornithology when she started her work will appreciate her contribution." "An extraordinary bird watcher. Every summer she and her husband would gather the girls, pack their old car with camping gear, and head off into the wilds to look for new birds. This eccentric way of living was unusual in the early 1920s, but even their youngest daughter adjusted to it. Their older girls shinnied up trees to observe nests and helped in housekeeping tasks around the campsite." - Marcia Bonta, Bird Watcher’s Digest

Snowdrop & Other Tales

Snowdrop & Other Tales PDF Author: Grimm Jacob
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5040844921
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 221

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Snowdrop; or, The adventures of a white rabbit, related by himself

Snowdrop; or, The adventures of a white rabbit, related by himself PDF Author: Snowdrop (pseud.)
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category : Children
Languages : en
Pages : 224

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