An Illustrated History Of Gardening (Horticulture Garden Classic)
Publish Date: 1998-09-01
Author: Anthony Huxley
As aptly categorized in the foreword: This is gardening at ground level, history with (you might say) dirty fingernails. The late son of the Huxley dynasty of scientists chronicles the derived-from-agriculture gardening techniques and implements invented and used across cultures and the centuries (everything but power mowers it seems). Huxley also considers more recent trends: greater numbers of leisure gardeners optimizing smaller lots, growing from seed, and organic gardening. Includes numerous b&w illustrations. Originally published by Paddington Press. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.