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Reviews of Kitchen Gardens of France

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Author (1): Louisa Jones
Author (2): Vincent Motte

Hardcopy edition:
Publish date: November 1997
Published by: Thames & Hudson
ISBN Number: 0500018251

Softcopy edition:
Publish date: April 1999
Published by: Thames & Hudson
List price: $29.95
ISBN Number: 0500281181



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Positive petit_potager On May 14, 2006, petit_potager wrote:

The luxuriant profusion of intimate garden spaces serves as a source of inspiration for artists, gardeners, travelers, and cooks.

Today’s romantic gardener following Rousseau’s stipulation to “please the eye” will find this book placing the potager right at the heart of the garden and make it the focus. Around it, they strike a personal balance between formality and gentle disorder, lines and dabs.

“All that sustains the imagination also excites the mind and nourishes the spirit” – thus speaks the philosopher. This lovely contribution to the kitchen garden library stimulates this in the reader with its careful editing and an abundance of well-framed photographs.

St. Fiacre the patron saint of gardens would approve of this wonderful celebration of French kitchen gardens, old-fashioned techniques, and the rediscovering of obscure heirlooms.

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