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|MEET THE AUTHOR
Thomas Mickey will discuss gardening in America
The next speaker in our Meet the Author series, Thomas Mickey, will discuss his book, America's Romance with the English Garden at 7:00 o'clock on Wednesday, April 30.
Mail-order catalogs that came into being at the turn of the 19th century encouraged the romantic English garden style in essays, illustrations, and ads. The principle elements of that English garden
were the lawn, small groupings of flowering shrubs, a vegetable garden outback, flowerbeds on the lawn, trees to line the property, and a curved walkway.
Homeowners who were eager to learn how to garden loved the English style
and similar gardens sprang up across the country.
Mickey has been gardening on his property in Rye, N.H., for more than 25 years. A graduate of the Landscape Institute at the Boston Architectural College, he is also a Master Gardener for Rockingham County. He posts regularly on his blog americangardening.net.
He is the author of four books, including Best Garden Plants for New England. His garden column appears in newspapers in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and southern Maine.
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