Historical Garden Books – 142 in a series – A woman’s hardy garden (1903) by Helena Rutherfurd Ely
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CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION
LOVE of flowers and all things green and growing is with many men and women a passion so strong that it often seems to be a sort of primal instinct, coming down through generation after generation, from the first man who was put into a garden “to dress it and to keep it.” People whose lives, and those of their parents before them, have been spent in dingy tenements, and whose only garden is a rickety soap-box high up on a fire-escape, share this love, which must have a plant to tend, with those whose gardens cover acres and whose plants have been gathered from all the countries of the world.
- Publication date 1903
- Topics Winter gardening
- Publisher New York, The Macmillan company; London, Macmillan & co., ltd.
- Collection americana
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- Book from the collections of Harvard University
- Language English
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