An Island Garden In her introduction to this new edition the gardener writer illustrator and craftsperson Tasha Tudor explores the space Celia Thaxter made for herself on one of the Isles of Shoals and the place h

  • Title: An Island Garden
  • Author: Celia Laighton Thaxter Childe Hassam Tasha Tudor Tahsa Tudor
  • ISBN: 9780618199082
  • Page: 426
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In her introduction to this new edition, the gardener, writer, illustrator, and craftsperson Tasha Tudor explores the space Celia Thaxter made for herself on one of the Isles of Shoals and the place her gentle, commonsense journal has held in the hearts of gardeners and artists for over a hundred years A popular poet in her day, Thaxter is best remembered for AN ISLAND GAIn her introduction to this new edition, the gardener, writer, illustrator, and craftsperson Tasha Tudor explores the space Celia Thaxter made for herself on one of the Isles of Shoals and the place her gentle, commonsense journal has held in the hearts of gardeners and artists for over a hundred years A popular poet in her day, Thaxter is best remembered for AN ISLAND GARDEN, originally published by Houghton Mifflin in 1894 The book chronicles a year in the life of Thaxter s garden on the island her father had purchased in 1848 and renamed Appledore Island The hotel he built there was among New England s first offshore summer resorts and attracted writers, musicians, and artists, including the American Impressionist Childe Hassam, whose beautiful paintings of Thaxter s house and garden are reproduced in this book Considered one of the most delightful examples of horticultural writing, AN ISLAND GARDEN has served as an inspiration for essayists and gardeners alike since its first publication.

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    1. First I must say that I am an avid gardener and my relationship with the natural world is probably more intimate then much of the human population, but Celia Thaxter's romantic interaction with her garden became too much for me quite quickly. I both adored and became tired of her musings about her own dear garden. I wondered about her human interaction and envisioned people rolling their eyes if she conversed anything like she wrote of her beloved garden. She was truly in love with her words.So [...]

    2. Magic. Mine's a reproduction of Houghon-Mifflin's 1894 1st edition, complete with Childe Hassam's priceless Impressionst watercolors. Even Thaxter's technical talk is tatted into the finest literary lace. Love.

    3. Got this lovely little book for Christmas. It is sort of a combo of rhapsodic descriptions of her flowers,(Thaxter was a poet), a gardening journal, and practical advice. Beautiful illustrations by Chile Hassam. Very nice. If it doesn't make you want to go outside and dig, well, there is no hope for you.

    4. This is a book that I would love to own! It reminds me ofThe Passionate Observer by Jean Henri Fabre, except that here Ms. Thaxter is rambling on about her love affair with her garden instead of bugs. The version I read didn't have the intro by Tasha Tudor and I think the fellow who did introduce it biased me a little against the author. She liked to hear the sound of her own words and it gets annoying occasionally. Nevertheless, by the end of the book, it's as if you've been dashed into your ve [...]

    5. Celia Thaxter takes you through a descriptive and stunning tour of her flower garden (c. 1893) located on Appledore, one of the Isles of Sholes off the Shores of Portsmouth, NH. Simply put this book is charming. This is a must read for any gardner who has experienced the toil and delight of the garden or for anyone who has ever appreciated a flower. Thaxter's descriptions and stories are wonderful. One of the most delighful reads I have had in a while. It deserves to be read outside on a summer [...]

    6. One of my favorite books for several reasons. I first discovered it while researching Childe Hassam, one of my favorite American Impressionists. Reading this book opened up the world of the art colony of the late 19th century which included painters, writers, poets, musicians who would spend summer vacations at a hotel on the island of Appledore, part of the islands between Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Kittery, Maine. Being an amateur artist and writer/poet and avid gardener, I related to Celia [...]

    7. Mrs Thaxter spent an amazing amount of time and effort in her garden and with her flower arrangements. I wish I could have seen them in person, but the beautiful illustrations by Childe Hassam helped me imagine their bounty. Beautiful detailed descriptions of flowers. Ironic that I stopped now and then to Google the species and varieties I wasn't familiar with; an option not available to readers of this 1894 memoir until recently. I was inspired to grow more varieties of flowers, but might need [...]

    8. Can't say I've ever read or heard anyone who loved her garden more than Ms. Thaxter! Written in 1894 the prose is a bit outdated but it is still very readable and charming. She really hated slugs too. Her garden was located on an island off the coast of New England. Sounds like a challenging place to garden but apparently she did very well.

    9. The last and best book Celia Thaxter wrote. The paintings commissioned for An Island Garden are considered by many to be the most beautiful of Childe Hassam's career. Deals with her garden on Appledore.

    10. Delightful. Inspiring. Beautiful language, befitting a poet. I will want to read it again, and would like to own it.

    11. Highly recommend for anyone who loves flowers! I rarely re-read books, but this one is an exception; I have re-read it several times and love, love, love it!

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