A portrait of one garden through the course of a year. In entries from her journal, prose and photographs, Martha charts her activities month by month, from ordering seeds in January to harvesting flowers in June, from painting fences in April to putting the garden to bed in November. The 600 photographs, all taken on the six acres around Martha's ...Read MoreA portrait of one garden through the course of a year. In entries from her journal, prose and photographs, Martha charts her activities month by month, from ordering seeds in January to harvesting flowers in June, from painting fences in April to putting the garden to bed in November. The 600 photographs, all taken on the six acres around Martha's Westport home, capture the garden in all seasons and at all hours. Moreover, she identifies the 18 kinds of lettuce she plants, the best rhubarb for baking, explains how to make poppy-seed pasta with the seeds from her flowers, and provides 12 seasonal menus based on her own harvest. There are distinctive projects, too, such as how to paint cement urns to look like old copper, fasion Easter baskets, gild pumpkins and make flower arrangements, topiaries and Chinese wreaths.Read Less
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For what it is, this is a very enjoyable book. The illustrations and photographs are lovely, providing a lot of inspiration for designs, colour combinations, and other more decorative aspects of gardening. This is why I bought the book, and it serves the purpose very well. However, Martha Stewart is not a gardener, and she has very little to offer that's new in terms of the actual practice of gardening. And as with all of her publications, there is far too much Martha: while I'm interested in seeing the layout of her different garden beds, I don't need her to be in each shot. I much prefer the shots of her dogs and cats actually enjoying the gardens. Her writing is easygoing and readable, but it's also rather self-satisfied. Any book that begins with "The garden on Turkey Hill Road is in repose...but I, the gardener, am not at rest" is bound to be rather pretentious. Ignore all that, and focus on the illustrations, which are beautiful.
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