Island Gardens

Havens of Beauty Around the British Isles
Author: Jackie Bennett
Publisher: White Lion 2
ISBN: 0711240213
Category: Gardening
Page: 192
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The British Isles consists of more than 6,000 islands scattered around the main islands of Britain and Ireland. More than 100 of these British off-shore islands are inhabited – and where there are people, there are gardens. Lighthouse gardens, gulf-stream-soaked, tropical gardens, windswept remote gardens with giant and ancient yew trees, and gardens surrounding castles and monasteries of historical significance. Britain has more island gardens than anywhere else in the world, particularly on the inhabited islands of the Scottish Hebrides, the Isle of Wight, Anglesey and the Scilly Isles. In this book we will encounter a huge variety of habitats and gardening conditions, from coastal machair to woodlands, mountains, dunes and meadows. Island gardens exhibit a wide range of aspects, from shady dells, to sunny banks, deep-soiled productive gardens to rocky, alpine slopes. What they all share is the special light, magical atmosphere and indefinable magic that a proximity to water can bring. In Island Gardens, Jackie Bennett reveals the challenges their gardeners face, the designs required in such extremes, and the skills their gardeners have mastered to survive and thrive. All photographed on the ground and in the air by garden and drone photographer Richard Hanson.

Baroque Garden Cultures

Emulation, Sublimation, Subversion
Author: Michel Conan
Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks
ISBN: 9780884023043
Category: Architecture
Page: 433
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"Baroque Garden Cultures" proposes a new approach to the study of baroque gardens, examining the social reception of gardens as a means to understand garden culture in general and exploring baroque gardens as a feature of baroque cultures in particular.

Municipal Parks, Gardens, and Open Spaces of London


Author: John James Sexby
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108076130
Category: Nature
Page: 674
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An 1898 history of the public green spaces of London, providing details of their former use and present condition.

Planning & Planting a Moon Garden

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-234
Author: Marcella Shaffer
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603423524
Category: Gardening
Page: 32
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With today's schedules, few people are able to enjoy their gardens during prime daylight hours. But there is a way you can delight in the fragrance and beauty of flowers after dark: Plant a night-blooming garden! Also known as moon gardens, night-blooming gardens are expressly designed for evening enjoyment. While attractive during the day, they take on a whole new look and feel at dusk, casting a magical spell. Pale-colored flowers reflect light from the setting sun and the rising moon, shining luminously and giving the garden an almost mystical glow. Fragrances seem more alluring. Silvery foliage shimmers tremulously as the evening breezes dance by. An aromatic, night-blooming garden offers a peaceful and tranquil spot to rest and relax at the end of the day. It is the perfect place for a casual summer party, an evening reception, a romantic tryst, or a quiet retreat to reflect and rejuvenate the senses.

Barbados in bloom : [tropical gardens and plants]


Author: Derek St. Romaine
Publisher: Miller Publishing Co. Ltd.
ISBN: 9768081120
Category: Gardens
Page: 200
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An Island Garden


Author: Celia Thaxter
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Appledore Island (Me.)
Page: 126
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An Island Garden by Celia Thaxter, first published in 1894, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.

Sowing Empire

Landscape and Colonization
Author: Jill H. Casid
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816640966
Category: History
Page: 283
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In an ambitious work of wide-ranging literary, visual, and historical allusion, Jill H.Casid examines how landscaping functioned in an imperial mode that defined and remade the "heartlands" of nations as well as the contact zones and colonial peripheries in the West and East Indies. Revealing the colonial landscape as far more than an agricultural system - as a means of regulating national, sexual, and gender identities - Casid also traces how the circulation of plants and hybridity influenced agriculture and landscaping on European soil and how colonial contacts materially shaped what we take as "European."

London Parks and Gardens


Author: Alicia Amherst,Evelyn Cecil
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108075991
Category: Architecture
Page: 452
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An illustrated 1907 historical and horticultural survey of green spaces in England's capital by a distinguished garden historian.

The National Gazetteer of the United States of America

Florida 1992
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Florida
Page: 548
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Thinking Through Tourism


Author: Julie Scott,Tom Selwyn
Publisher: Berg
ISBN: 1847887597
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
View: 841
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The study of tourism has made key contributions to the study of Anthropology. This volume defines the current state of the Anthropology of Tourism, examining political, economic, ideological and symbolic themes. An extraordinarily rich collection of case studies illustrate topics as diverse as hospitality, sex and tourism, enchantment, colonial and neo-colonial consumption, the relation between tourism and gender and ethnic boundaries, as well as questions of global, economic and cultural systems, modernism and nationalism. The book also covers practical and policy issues relating to urban, rural and coastal planning and development. Thinking through Tourism assesses the enormous potential contribution that analysis of tourism can offer to mainstream anthropological thinking. The volume opens up new avenues for enquiry and is an essential resource for students and scholars of anthropology, geography, tourism, sociology and related disciplines.

The Pleasure Garden, from Vauxhall to Coney Island


Author: Jonathan Conlin
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812207327
Category: Architecture
Page: 328
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Summers at the Vauxhall pleasure garden in London brought diverse entertainments to a diverse public. Picturesque walks and arbors offered a pastoral retreat from the city, while at the same time the garden's attractions indulged distinctly urban tastes for fashion, novelty, and sociability. High- and low-born alike were free to walk the paths; the proximity to strangers and the danger of dark walks were as thrilling to visitors as the fountains and fireworks. Vauxhall was the venue that made the careers of composers, inspired novelists, and showcased the work of artists. Scoundrels, sudden downpours, and extortionate ham prices notwithstanding, Vauxhall became a must-see destination for both Londoners and tourists. Before long, there were Vauxhalls across Britain and America, from York to New York, Norwich to New Orleans. This edited volume provides the first book-length study of the attractions and interactions of the pleasure garden, from the opening of Vauxhall in the seventeenth century to the amusement parks of the early twentieth. Nine essays explore the mutual influences of human behavior and design: landscape, painting, sculpture, and even transient elements such as lighting and music tacitly informed visitors how to move within the space, what to wear, how to behave, and where they might transgress. The Pleasure Garden, from Vauxhall to Coney Island draws together the work of musicologists, art historians, and scholars of urban studies and landscape design to unfold a cultural history of pleasure gardens, from the entertainments they offered to the anxieties of social difference they provoked.

Pete Moss and the Super Strong Spinach

Bloomers Island Garden of Stories #1
Author: Cynthia Wylie,Courtney Carbone
Publisher: Rodale Kids
ISBN: 1635650534
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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Follow Pete Moss in this magical, beautifully illustrated story as he attends boarding school on Bloomers Island to learn about gardening and growing his own vegetables. When Professor Sage announces the Very Very Veggie Challenge, Pete immediately knows what he needs to grow spinach. It’s the one vegetable that can make him stronger. But does Pete have the patience to grow his spinach plants to win the contest? With the help of headmaster Professor Sage and his fellow Bloomers, Pete learns all about spinach, working hard toward his goals, and that good things take time to happen! The Bloomers Isalnd series brings to life the world of gardening and healthy-eating to young children in new and exciting ways.

Heaven's Command


Author: Jan Morris
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571265960
Category: History
Page: 560
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Jan Morris tells the epic story of the rise of the British Empire, from the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837 to her Diamond Jubilee in 1897. In this celebrated masterwork she vividly evokes every aspect of the 'great adventure', ranging from ships and botanical gardens to hill stations and sugar plantations, as she traces the impact of empire on places as diverse as Sierra Leone and Fiji, Zululand and the Canadian prairies. The Pax Britannica Trilogy also includes Pax Britannica: The Climax of an Empire and Farewell the Trumpets: An Imperial Retreat. Together, these three works of history trace the dramatic rise and fall of the British Empire, from the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837 to the death of Winston Churchill in 1965. Jan Morris is also world-renowned for her collection of travel writing and reportage, spanning over five decades and including such titles as Venice, Coronation Everest, Hong Kong, Spain, A Writer's World and most recently, Contact! 'How many professional historians can write books that give so much pleasure? This is a book planned by an architect, fitted together by a craftsman, and polished by a cabinet-maker.' Sunday Times

Kuna Art and Shamanism

An Ethnographic Approach
Author: Paolo Fortis
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 029274353X
Category: Social Science
Page: 257
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Known for their beautiful textile art, the Kuna of Panama have been scrutinized by anthropologists for decades. Perhaps surprisingly, this scrutiny has overlooked the magnificent Kuna craft of nuchukana—wooden anthropomorphic carvings—which play vital roles in curing and other Kuna rituals. Drawing on long-term fieldwork, Paolo Fortis at last brings to light this crucial cultural facet, illuminating not only Kuna aesthetics and art production but also their relation to wider social and cosmological concerns. Exploring an art form that informs birth and death, personhood, the dream world, the natural world, religion, gender roles, and ecology, Kuna Art and Shamanism provides a rich understanding of this society's visual system, and the ways in which these groundbreaking ethnographic findings can enhance Amerindian scholarship overall. Fortis also explores the fact that to ask what it means for the Kuna people to carve the figure of a person is to pose a riddle about the culture's complete concept of knowing. Also incorporating notions of landscape (islands, gardens, and ancient trees) as well as cycles of life, including the influence of illness, Fortis places the statues at the center of a network of social relationships that entangle people with nonhuman entities. As an activity carried out by skilled elderly men, who possess embodied knowledge of lifelong transformations, the carving process is one that mediates mortal worlds with those of immortal primordial spirits. Kuna Art and Shamanism immerses readers in this sense of unity and opposition between soul and body, internal forms and external appearances, and image and design.

Better Homes and Gardens Kitchen and Bath Renovation Guide


Author: Better Homes and Gardens
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544288017
Category: House & Home
Page: 192
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This essential resource will walk homeowners through the decision-making process for a kitchen or bath renovation to create the perfect space This indispensable reference covers everything homeowners need to know about making over the two rooms that yield the most resale value. Information is included for all stages of a kitchen or bath remodel, from inspiring before-and-after images to tips on getting started, with easy-to-read lists and sidebars on topics such as setting a budget and hiring professionals. Chapters highlight floor plan ideas, decorating styles, storage solutions, and lifestyle design choices. Plus, a handy shopping guide helps renovators choose key products, from kitchen cabinetry and cooktops to bathroom sinks and lighting. Complete with an appendix of checklists, this go-to guide is perfect for homeowners ready to update their spaces as well as those just looking for new ideas for renovations in the future.

Farm Fresh Georgia

The Go-To Guide to Great Farmers' Markets, Farm Stands, Farms, U-Picks, Kids' Activities, Lodging, Dining, Dairies, Festivals, Choose-and-Cut Christmas Trees, Vineyards and Wineries, and More
Author: Jodi Helmer
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469611589
Category: Travel
Page: 320
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The first guidebook of its kind for the Peach State, Farm Fresh Georgia leads food lovers, families, locals, and tourists on a lively tour of almost 400 farms and farm-related attractions, all open to the public and visited by travel writer Jodi Helmer. Here are irresistible opportunities to find farmers' markets, dine at a farm-to-table restaurant known for its chicken and waffles, buzz by an apiary, stay at an Arabian horse ranch and bed and breakfast, and visit an urban farm in Atlanta where kids build entrepreneurial skills. Organized by six state regions (Atlanta Metro, Upper Coastal Plain, Lower Coastal Plain, Piedmont, Appalachian, and Blue Ridge) and nine categories of attractions, the listings connect readers with Georgia's farms and reflect agritourism trends burgeoning in the South and the nation. Highlighting establishments that are independent and active in public education and sustainability, the book taps local food initiatives and celebrates the work of local farmers. Thirteen recipes gathered directly from farmers and chefs offer the farm-fresh tastes of Georgia.

California's Wild Gardens

A Guide to Favorite Botanical Sites
Author: Phyllis M. Faber
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520240315
Category: Nature
Page: 236
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An introduction to California's botanical diversity showcases the splendid abundance of California's native plants in their natural settings, looking at more than one hundred unique sites throughout the state, along with their distinctive ecology and rare and common flora. Original.

The Biology of Island Floras


Author: David Bramwell,Juli Caujapé-Castells
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139497804
Category: Science
Page: 536
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Oceanic islands offer biologists unparalleled opportunities to study evolutionary processes and ecological phenomena. However, human activity threatens to alter or destroy many of these fragile ecosystems, with recent estimates suggesting that nearly half of the world's insular endemics are threatened with extinction. Bringing together researchers from around the world, this book illustrates how modern research methods and new concepts have challenged accepted theories and changed our understanding of island flora. Particular attention is given to the impact of molecular studies and the insights that they provide into topics such as colonisation, radiation, diversification and hybridisation. Examples are drawn from around the world, including the Hawaiian archipelago, Galapagos Islands, Madagascar and the Macronesian region. Conservation issues are also highlighted, with coverage of alien species and the role of ex situ conservation providing valuable information that will aid the formulation of management strategies and genetic rescue programmes.

Playing for the Ashes


Author: Elizabeth George
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553905472
Category: Fiction
Page: 688
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"The story begins with my father, actually, and the fact that I'm the one who's answerable for his death. It was not my first crime, as you will see, but it is the one my mother couldn't forgive." In her astonishing New York Times bestseller, acclaimed author Elizabeth George reveals the even darker truth behind this startling confession. Playing for the Ashes is a rich tale of passion, murder and love in which Inspector Thomas Lynley and Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers once again find themselves embroiled in a case where nothing--and no one--is really what it seems. Intense, suspenseful and brilliantly written, Playing for the Ashes will make readers "search out the sleuthing pair's first six adventures...a treasure," as Cosmopolitan predicted in their review. From the Paperback edition.

Trees of Hawai'i


Author: Angela Kay Kepler
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824813291
Category: Gardening
Page: 89
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Surrounded by a vast array of colorful trees and shrubs, many residents and visitors with scant knowledge of botany are unable to find out more about that tree with the small, pink flowers or the one on the corner with the pale green leaves. Kepler comes to our rescue with this easy-to-use guide and brings alive the kaleidoscopic flora that beautifies Hawai i.