Item description for Tasha Tudor's Garden by Tovah Martin & Richard W. Brown...
Overview Shows the artist's Vermont garden, which includes a variety of antique plants, and shares samples of her gardening knowledge
Tasha Tudor's poignant art has fascinated adults and children for decades. Her nineteenth-century New England lifestyle is legendary. Gardeners are especially intrigued by the profusion of antique flowers -- spectacular poppies, six-foot foxgloves, and intoxicating peonies -- in the cottage gardens surrounding her hand-hewn house. Until now we've only caught glimpses of Tasha Tudor's landscape. In this gorgeous book, two of her friends, the garden writer Tovah Martin and the photographer Richard Brown, take us into the magical garden and then behind the scenes. As we revel in the bedlam of Johnny-jump-ups and cinnamon pinks, the intricacy of the formal peony garden, and the volumptuousness of her heirloom roses, we also learn Tasha's gardening secrets. How does she coax forth her finicky camellia blossoms in the dead of a Vermont winter? How does she train that fantastic topiary to model for her artwork? How can she keep her crown imperials from tumbling in the winds? Tasha's garden reflects a wealth of family lore, perfected through the years and years of working the soil. We may be dazzled by the beauty of the garden, but we come away from this book with practical ideas about improving our own plots of land. "Paradise on earth" is how Tasha describes her garden, and along with the flowers and the vegetables that provide her food, her paradise is filled with an enchanting menagerie -- corgies, Nubian goats, cats, chickens, fantail doves, and forty or more exotic finches, cockatiels, canaries, nightingales, and parrots, which inhabit her collection of antique cages. Tasha's beautiful watercolors and her enchanting anecdotes color this sublimely beautiful book.
Citations And Professional Reviews Tasha Tudor's Garden by Tovah Martin & Richard W. Brown has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 07/25/1994 page 50
Booklist - 06/01/1994 page 1748
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Studio: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.66" Width: 8.83" Height: 0.68" Weight: 2.2 lbs.
Release Date Oct 5, 1994
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
ISBN 0395436095 ISBN13 9780395436097 UPC 046442436090
Availability 0 units.
More About Tovah Martin & Richard W. Brown
Tovah Martin is one of this country's best-known garden writers and lecturers. She is the author with Richard W. Brown of Tasha Tudor's Garden which won the highest award from the Garden Writers Association of America. She holds the gold medal for horticulture from the Massachsetts Horticultural Society.
Tovah Martin currently resides in Roxbury, in the state of Connecticut.
I received this book several years ago as a birthday gift. It has beautiful pictures of Tasha Tudor's garden and flowers. I bought it this year for my friends 60th birthday gift. She loves it!
Inspiration for Gardeners Jan 4, 2007
This is a wonderful book featuring the garden of children's book author and illustrator Tasha Tudor. Not a gardening how-to book but rather a photographic tour of the garden. It does show that a garden can be at its most charming when not rigidly landscaped but grown in a more naturalistic way. A must for all Tasha Tudor fans bookshelves.
a beautiful woman Jul 24, 2006
I have loved Tasha Tudor's illustrations in books like "The Tasha Tudor Book of Fairy Tales", "The Secret Garden" and "A Little Princess" since childhood. I didn't know anything about Tasha Tudor as a person, and then one Christmas my mother gave me this book. Wow! Mrs. Tudor has lived a remarkable life and she is an amazing person. She has chosen to create a home for herself that seems to exist in a century past. Her son built a rustic house for her, and she has surrounded it with extensive farm buildings, cottage gardens, fruits, berries, chickens, goats and dogs. She dresses in layers of vintage clothing and eats off of china that has been in her family for generations. I just love this woman, and her lifestyle. This is a beautiful book.
Surprise Feb 8, 2005
I purchased this book years ago... at a bookstore and paid the full price. Had I known about this site.com....I could have saved money. Then I could have more books! I strongly recommend this book for all gardeners to add to their home library. Enjoy!
a journey to the past Jan 19, 2003
Looking at Tasha Tudor's Garden is like taking a journey to another century, surrounded by beauty and peace. Tasha herself wears 19th century clothes, including petticoats, shawls, and head kerchiefs and lives in an antique-appearing house, going about her life with what seems to be a minimal of technology. The photographs that capture her seeing to the goats in the barn in winter, carrying a basket of hand-pulled weeds in summer, arranging lillies, tulips, peonies and old roses in her lovely old house, and seeing the cottage gardens in bloom are absolutely gorgeous. Sometimes gardeners just need inspiration, and this book is perfect for this. Enjoy.