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The Cottage Garden Claus Dalby

The Cottage Garden By Claus Dalby

The Cottage Garden by Claus Dalby

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Lushly illustrated and with beautifully descriptive text, The Cottage Garden is a guide to appreciating and creating plantings in the classic cottage garden design style.

The Cottage Garden Summary

The Cottage Garden by Claus Dalby

Through over 700 exquisite photographs and evocative text written by Danish gardening celebrity Claus Dalby, explore the history and development of the beloved cottage garden design style.

In the pages of The Cottage Garden, you'll first draw inspiration from the stories and landscapes of generations of famous cottage gardeners, including Gertrude Jekyll, Vita Sackville-West, William Robinson, Margery Fish, and Tasha Tudor. Then, meet modern cottage gardeners from around the globe who combine billowing masses of flowers such as poppies, delphinium, lupines, foxgloves, peonies, roses, lilies, and many more to create dreamy landscapes infused with the romance and wildness of cottage-style gardening.

You'll find no formal lines, rigid rules, or perfect spacing in the cottage garden. Instead, the form is organic and purposefully unstructured. Plants self-sow here and there, bulbs pop up and spread unrestricted, and everything appears casual; though as you'll come to learn through Dalby's words, it is all done with great intent.

Overflowing with textures and colors, the cottage gardens featured throughout this book in hundreds of full-color photographs are found in places as diverse as Germany, Sweden, Denmark, England, and the United States. The accompanying text is derived from Dalby's personal visits to these gardens, along with his intimate interviews with the resident gardeners.

Dalby provides useful details about the design, development, and continued evolution of cottage gardens. He shares the stories of these breathtaking modern cottage gardens in a way that allows you to glean inspiration you can use to create a cottage garden of your own, whether large or small.

The gardens profiled in these pages exhibit the essential foundational elements and principals of well-designed cottage gardens. Whether home is in the countryside or a suburban subdivision, the profiled gardens will serve as both muse and motivation for the creation of a classic backyard cottage garden in your own space. This gorgeous tome is sure to become the bible of this much-adored classic garden design style.

Also by Claus Dalby:Containers in the Garden

The Cottage Garden Reviews

This is a book to treasure! An in-depth look into the history of the Cottage Garden and those who played important roles in the development of this romantic idyl beloved by so many. Claus tells us of his visits to gardens all over the world - some favorites and others unknown - richly illustrated with his own beautiful photographs. Packed with ideas for all gardening enthusiasts, The Cottage Garden is an essential addition to our libraries. * Jenny Rose-Innes, interior and garden designer, author of Australian Designers at Home *

About Claus Dalby

Claus Dalby has been called the Scandinavian Martha Stewart. He is a designer, florist, and Danish gardener who has amassed a huge fan base in Scandinavia, the US, and around the world. He is also a successful publisher, television personality, and designer of glass vases for Holmegaard. His signature style of gardening uses densely packed plants and changing seasonal displays, often in monochromatic color palettes. Claus also runs an online garden club with monthly subscribers from around the world.

Table of Contents

Danish Garden History
The English Cottage Garden
Helen Allingham
William Robinson
Gertrude Jekyll
Vita Sackville-West
Margery Fish
Tasha Tudor
Cottage Garden Inspiration
The People's Gardener
The Real Thing
Really Wild
A Clear Favorite
Just Like in England
A New England Garden
Anita's Country Cottage
Childhood Memories
The Mother-Daughter Garden
Chocolate Box Cottage
More German Idyll
The Quintessential Cottage
A Beautiful Garden in Southern Sweden
A Special Harmony
Pure Cottage Style

Additional information

The Cottage Garden by Claus Dalby
Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc
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