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by James Raimes

Category: Gardening and Landscape Design
Subcategory: Hobbies and Homemade
Author: James Raimes
ISBN: 0618659714
ISBN13: 978-0618659715
Language: English
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1st edition (May 24, 2006)
Pages: 256
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Seven years ago, James Raimes and his wife bought a country home on nine acres in upstate New York. I am actually not done with this book yet but am thoroughly enjoying it. I would think that only a dedicated, avid gardener would like this book.

Seven years ago, James Raimes and his wife bought a country home on nine acres in upstate New York. In the tradition of their family. I, too, am obsessed with my gardens - which are still young (2 years) and I am quite impatient for improvement and growth. So, I can completely relate to the experiences this author went through. I actually take comfort in reading it and come out the other end with great hopes!

Gardening at Ginger book. I enjoyed Mr. Raimes journey in trying to beautify his property called, Ginger. I could relate to so much he experienced.

Gardening at Ginger book. but dig down anywhere under that greenery and you come to heavy clay on top of miserable looking subsoil and very quickly, hardpan. Yes, I can identify! He was a wealth of great gardening books that inspired him, so many in fact I have a list of gardening books to last the next few years.

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Alternative Titles: landscape design, landscape gardening. Ideally, all of these planning and design phases follow one another closely in a continuous sequential process, but this rarely happens

Alternative Titles: landscape design, landscape gardening. Garden and landscape design, the development and decorative planting of gardens, yards, grounds, parks, and other types of areas. Garden and landscape design is used to enhance the settings for buildings and public areas and in recreational areas and parks. Ideally, all of these planning and design phases follow one another closely in a continuous sequential process, but this rarely happens. Various levels of planning and design are performed by different people at different times; often the more-comprehensive phases are not performed at all or are performed in an oversimplified manner.

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Seven years ago, James Raimes and his wife bought a country home on nine acres in upstate New York. In the tradition of their family, who once owned a cottage named Fred, this larger property became "Ginger." Inspired by the natural beauty of the land and a desire to learn how to be a gardener, Raimes found himself obsessed with such questions as why gardeners keep moving plants around, what the names of the lawn grasses are, and how one can impose order in a garden and at the same time make it look natural. What, in fact, defines a garden?Gardening at Ginger is full of successes and failures, aches and pains, frustrations and delights. But more than that, it's the story of a great discovery: as we try to shape a landscape to reflect who we are, we find that who we are has been reshaped in the process.
Comments to eBook Gardening at Ginger: My Seven-Year Obsession with Designing and Planting a Personal Landscape
Vudogal
I am actually not done with this book yet but am thoroughly enjoying it. I would think that only a dedicated, avid gardener would like this book. I, too, am obsessed with my gardens - which are still young (2 years) and I am quite impatient for improvement and growth. So, I can completely relate to the experiences this author went through. I actually take comfort in reading it and come out the other end with great hopes! It is very inspiring from a garden design standpoint and helps one realize that the sweating, aching back, itchy bug bites, and dirty finger nails are all worth it in the end. There is also subtle humor within. I only wish that there were photographs of all the gardens discussed - unless the point was for the reader to picture them in their mind's eye?
GWEZJ
This book is an okay read........nothing really wrong with it, but just didn't hold my attention. I've read quite a few books by gardeners writing about their own gardens and this one falls somewhere in the middle.
Xirmiu
Raimes' recounting of his "growing" obsession is subtle, graceful and altogether involving. He includes lots of background from his English childhood, gardening experts he's consulted and absorbed, his sometimes bemused wife who nevertheless stands by his often backbreaking, daylight hour devouring transformation of a landscape into areas of inviting woods, stonework, flower beds, greensward, specimen trees and water. It made me stop and think in a new way about my own gardening and enriched my understanding of what all gardeners do.
Agrainel
The essays and stories that make up Gardening at Ginger are about things like greenness (the color, not the movement), the author's city-born-and-bred wife's reaction to insects that get indoors (not hospitable) and where to place a bench. James Raimes' writing is by turns personable, erudite, witty and earnest, and his book goes a long way toward explaining why gardening, an activity that regularly leaves its practitioners filthy, pooped and bleeding, also makes them so happy.
Gogul
Not only for the gardener, this collection of personal essays draws you right into the writer's life, and his obsession with landscaping the gardens around his second home. His insight into the nature around him--not just the flowers, but the trees, the grass, and the dirt--will give even avid gardeners something new to think about. If his garden is half as beautiful as his writing, then Raimes has done a wonderful job.
Goldfury
What an amazing and enchanting book! So different from the run of the mill "how to". The author shares his plans, dreams, hopes, experiences with the reader. (After completing the chapter on Digging in Clay, I was so exhausted that I needed a lie down to recover.) Please can we have a sequel or at least a blog with photos and maps. I want to see it all.
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