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Urban Jungle: The Simple Way to Tame Your Town Garden Hardcover – March 1, 1999


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Headline Book Publishing (March 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747221901
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747221906
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 9.6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,703,130 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Books about small gardens are difficult to find, and this one will be well received by beginners looking to beautify a small space. Don (The Sensuous Garden, LJ 8/97), who gardened in London for ten years, begins by outlining his personal requirements for a town garden and proceeds logically to chapters on planning, ground cover, vertical space, flowers, containers, shrubs, vegetables, pests, and accessories. This is a beautifully designed book written in a friendly, knowledgeable voice that's never too technicalAjust what one would expect from an author who's previously won the Inspirational Gardening Book award. This is a British book, so some plant suggestions may not be entirely appropriate for all U.S. gardens, but it makes a nice supplement to Linda Yang's classic works on the subject and the new utilitarian Taylor guide, Small Gardens: How To Get the Most Impact from the Least Space by Glenn Morris (Houghton, 1999). Highly recommended for public libraries.ABonnie Poquette, Shorewood P.L., WI
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

More About the Author

Monty Don is the main presenter of BBC-TV's Gardener's World. He is one of the UK's most respected gardeners and gardening writers. He has been gardening correspondent for the Observer since 1994 and is at the forefront of the environmental and organic gardening debate.

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