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 fl owing 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.
"What a relief it is to fi nd a book written in a philosophical vein and emphasizing the psychology of gardening, with stress laid on how to appreciate a garden through the utilization of all the senses, rather than the more prosaic business of how to grow plants. . . . With amazing clarity and in non-technical terms, he shows what part sight, hearing, smell, touch, and taste each plays in the appreciation of a garden."--"Quarterly Review of Biology"
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st May 2010
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97
Weight (kg): 0.19