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Notes from an Italian Garden

Joan Marble

illustrated by Corinna Sargood

 

hardcover

8.4×6in • 21.5×15.3cm

348 pages

36 pen & ink drawings

index included

ISBNs: 0060185740 • 9780060185749

William Morrow & Company • 2001



Thirty years ago journalist Joan Marble and her sculptor husband, Robert Cook, bought an unpromising piece of land near the little hamlet of Canale, north of Rome where the ancient Etrucscans lived. Here they built a house and, more important, set out to start a wonderful garden. All was not easy, however. They faced blank incomprehension from the local inhabitants.
      Inspirational, aspirational, enchanting -- this is an account of a passion for a place and an obsession with a garden that will charm all who love Italy, gardening, and life.

Chapters:

JANUARY
      The Lure of Etruria
      Finding the Land
FEBRUARY
      The First Pot
      Building the House
MARCH
      Planning with a Bulldozer
      The Fine Art of Planting Seeds
APRIL
      Finding the Perfect Helper
      Bees and Beeswax
MAY
      Birds and Cats
      The Joys of High Spring
JUNE
      Country Weddings
      Massimo
JULY
      A Paeon in Praise of Chicory and a Hurrah for Herbs
      A Garden Strikes Back
AUGUST
      Cooling Off in the Greenhouse
      The Racing Horsemen of the Maremma
SEPTEMBER
      Of Etruscan Ghosts and Gardens
      Lavinia Taverna, the Accidental Gardener
OCTOBER
      Chasing Pigs
      Mushroom Madness
NOVEMBER
      Tree-planting Time
      Tomb Robbers
DECEMBER
      Joy and Sorrow in the Winter Greenhouse
      Eels for Christmas

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