This is the gardening book my mother used. I found it at the local book exchange. Seeing it gave me such a feeling of deja vu, that I had to bring it home.
This edition was published in 1968. Fashions in gardening have changed. You don't see many massed pots of marigolds these days.
"Pruning is more of an art than it is a science, but it's an art that's quickly learned. The first thing to learn is that there is a difference between pruning and butchering." I agree with the principles stated here, though I'm not sure any art is quickly learned. I think pruning is more craft than art. Landscape design can be art, but is pruning ever truly inspired?
I also picked up this copy of Black Beauty. I am trying to reduce my possessions, and always take more books to the exchange than I bring home, but I never come home empty handed.
I was a constant reader as a child. I lost myself in books, and found myself there too.