By: Ernest Ballard (Author)
212 pages, b/w illustrations
Ernest Ballard (1870-1952) was a British horticulturalist who was noted as a breeder of Michaelmas daisies. In Days in My Garden, which was first published in 1919, Ballard provides a richly detailed account documenting some of the more affecting moments in the British natural calendar. Written in a beautifully lyrical style, the text also contains 131 illustrative figures derived from photographs taken by the author. This is a highly readable book that will be of value to anyone with an interest in horticulture and botany.
1. Days in my garden
2. The shortest day
3. The push of growth
5. The beauty of winter days
6. Red letter days - cyclamen
7. First spring flowers - scillas
8. Tree boles
10. Old Peter
11. Rainy days - March
14. A dead bunny
16. Early spring
18. An April shower
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