The 2014 Prairie Garden
The 2014 Prairie Garden proudly celebrates its 75th Edition featuring 'Gardens'. Tailored to the exacting demands of our northern climate, this once-a-year publication written by and for Prairie gardeners has sold tens of thousands of copies since 1937. The Prairie Garden’s 2014 release, ‘Gardens’, is sure to become a collector's edition.
Articles are written by knowledgeable contributors including horticulturalists, plant breeders, researchers and gardening enthusiasts. Beautiful full-colour photographs are featured throughout.
What is a Garden by Linda Pearn & Jeannie Gilbert
The Merriam‐Webster dictionary defines a garden as: 1. a plot of ground where herbs, fruits, flowers or vegetables are cultivated; 2. a public recreation area or park usually ornamented with plants and trees.
Other descriptors include the concepts of an area of land with planned use and one that is defined in space, or enclosed. Indeed, the origin of the word ‘garden’ refers to enclosure (Middle English ‘gardin’ derived from Old High German ‘gard’ or ‘gart’, meaning enclosure or compound, as in the German city Stuttgart.) In British English, the garden refers to an enclosed area of land usually adjoining a building. This describes all aspects of the space, the flower beds, lawns, trees, ponds, vegetable gardens, etc. In North American English the space around the house is referred to as the yard, while the garden is usually the area planted to flowers and vegetables. (more)
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