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  • Author:
    Ruah Donnelly
  • ISBN:
    0967730317
  • ISBN13:
    978-0967730318
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  • Publisher:
    Horticultural Pr (May 1, 2000)
  • Pages:
    304 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Engineering
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    4.9
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Ruah Donnelly is a lawyer, garden writer, and well-known lecturer on the pleasures of plant-hunting. Donnelly is a trustee of the New England Wildflower Society and former vice president and trustee of Tower Hill Botanic Garden.

Nurseries (Horticulture) - New England - Directories, Ornamental plant industry - New England - Directories, Nurseries (Horticulture) - New . Books for People with Print Disabilities.

Nurseries (Horticulture) - New England - Directories, Ornamental plant industry - New England - Directories, Nurseries (Horticulture) - New England - Guidebooks, New England - Guidebooks. Jaffrey, NH : Horticultural Press. Internet Archive Books. t on September 16, 2011. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata).

The Adventurous Gardener book. A practical, lively guide to the outstanding nurseries and growers of a region rich in horticultural diversity. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read

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The Adventurous Gardener combines sophisticated prose, an eye for .

The Adventurous Gardener combines sophisticated prose, an eye for cultivated excellence, and-of course-an unwavering spirit of adventure. This is an indispensable companion for plant lovers of all levels. Ruah Donnelly is a lawyer, garden writer, and well-known lecturer on the pleasures of plant-hunting.

A gardening book focused on New England wouldn't generally be my first choice for reading material - unless they were all like Ruah Donnelly's wonderful Adventurous Gardener. Even for a confirmed non-plant type such as myself, this book is pure delight. A Wonderful Guide to Plant Adventures. com User, June 7, 2000.

I am sure some of these nurseries are still in business. Like the preceding book, a bit out-of-date. New Jersey is not a cold climate, but many parts of upstate NY are.

Exotic Planting for Adventurous Gardeners is about the most exciting plants grown by Christopher Lloyd in his .

Exotic Planting for Adventurous Gardeners is about the most exciting plants grown by Christopher Lloyd in his garden at Great Dixter in East Sussex.

THE ADVENTUROUS GARDENER: WHERE TO BUY THE BEST PLANTS IN NEW ENGLAND offers a warm, lively, and appreciative guide to the region's outstanding plant sources, personally visited by the author.

THE ADVENTUROUS GARDENER reveals

Specialty sources for dazzling plants, rare bulbs, heirloom seeds, plant-hunter's trophies, and the newest hybrids for New England gardens

Growers and suppliers of unusual, locally grown plants that will thrive in your garden

Picturesque nurseries, from family farms to elegant greenhouses

A comprehensive plant finding index, maps, clear directions, and travel tips for New England gardeners

An indispensable sourcebook for gardeners, designers, plant fanatics, and explorers of horticultural New England.


Bukelv
This book is loaded with very useful information about New England greenhouses of all kinds. The directions and descriptions are quite precise, although the book needs updating.
Adrielmeena
While this book is something of a paean to New England gardening in general, and I do not live in New England, I still found it wonderful. Donnelly hasn't simply reviewed the big, obvious names (White Flower Farms, etc), but has also investigated many interesting, off-the-beaten-track nurseries that specialize in unusual and hard-to-find plants. She provides clear directions to all of them from the main roads.
The book is well-written and entertaining, with excellent profiles of each nursery. The author obviously is a knowledgeable and devoted horticulturalist, judging from the names she rattles off and her intriguing descriptions of some of the more unusual varieties mentioned here. Reading this book was an education, and a fun one.
I suspect it could also serve as a fine vacation guide. Some of the nurseries seem to be fairly out of the way, and given that they are located in some picturesque parts of New England (Berkshires, northeastern Connecticut, central Vermont), it's tempting to tie them together into a spring or summer driving trip.
Hopefully, The Adventurous Gardener will consider some other parts of the country to sift through as well.