Synopsis : Beatrix Farrand s Plant Book for Dumbarton Oaks written by Diane Kostial McGuire, published by Dumbarton Oaks which was released on 14 May 1980. Download Beatrix Farrand s Plant Book for Dumbarton Oaks Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format.
The Plant Book for Dumbarton Oaks was prepared as a resource for those charged with maintenance of the gardens following their acquisition by Harvard University in 1941. Beatrix Farrand here explains the reasoning behind her plan for each of the gardens and stipulates how each should be cared for in order that its basic character remain intact. Her resourceful suggestions for alternative plantings, her rigorous strictures concerning pruning and replacement, her exposition of the overall concept that underlies each detail, and the plant lists that accompany her discussion of each garden make this a volume of interest to every student, practitioner, and lover of landscape design.