Armchair Gardening

Some of the Spirit, Philosophy and Psychology of the Art of Gardening

Title Details

Pages: 144

Trim size: 139.700mm x 215.900mm

Formats

Paperback

Pub Date: 05/01/2010

ISBN: 9-780-8203-3545-2

List Price: $23.95

Armchair Gardening

Some of the Spirit, Philosophy and Psychology of the Art of Gardening

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  • Description
Published in 1947, Armchair Gardening is a meditation on the sensual and spiritual aspects of gardening. Thomas Hubbard McHatton believes gardening is an art-a method of expression analogous to sculpture or dance. He carefully dissects the delicate components of a garden, explaining how one can pinpoint the intricate and harmonious tastes, sounds, and odors flowing freely among the plants. McHatton includes a chronicle of America's interest in gardening, starting with its genesis, expanding to explain its role in universal gardening, and concluding with a written pilgrimage through some of America's most famous gardens.

About the Author/Editor

THOMAS HUBBARD McHATTON (1883-1956) served as head of the Department of Horticulture and director of the Garden School at the University of Georgia for more than forty years. He was elected president of the American Society of Horticultural Science in 1930. McHatton was instrumental in the formation of the Garden Club of Georgia, of which his wife was past president.