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by Kathy Purdy · 3 comments

Essays on Gardening in a Cold Climate by Brian BixleyIf you have enjoyed Brian Bixley’s guest posts on this website, or have been persuaded by my review to add it to your library or give as a gift, use this form to order his book, Essays on Gardening in a Cold Climate. (It is only available through Brian, unless you are lucky enough to find a used copy.) The book is $20 US or Canadian, but the shipping varies with your location. Enter your name, address, and a valid email address, and Brian will reply with the total cost and payment instructions.

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To visit a garden properly is a demanding business; most visitors simply don't have the time.
Brian Bixley, Essays on Gardening in a Cold Climate

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Lois Smith May 11, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Brian,
I read your article in the latest NARGS bulletin re: money + workers = a garden worthy of having a book written about it. Well, not exactly that, but I said to myself he is bang on!
Thank you,
Lois
(who gardens in downtown Moscow)

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Brian Bixley May 12, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Hi Lois,
The questions of which gardens become part of the gardening ‘canon’ and why, parallel the issue of why some buildings become revered. Witold Rybczynski has written illuminatingly about that in his THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HOUSE IN THE WORLD (a lovely book in many ways), and I quoted him extensively when reviewing THE VERNACULAR GARDEN, edited by John Dixon Hunt and Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn.
Is it harder, do you think, to garden in downtown Moscow than in southern Ontario? Thanks for writing. Brian

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