Liberty Hyde Bailey Gardener's Companion : Essential Writings
by Stempien, John A. (EDT); Linstrom, John (EDT)







List of Illustrations
xi
Prefacexv
John Linstrom
Acknowledgmentsxxvii
Introduction1(12)
John Stempien
I The Garden in the Mind
General Advice
13(5)
To One Who Hath No Garden
18(2)
The Common Natural History
20(2)
The Importance of Seeing Correctly
22(2)
A Reverie of Gardens
24(8)
The Feeling for Plants
32(3)
Planting a Plant
35(2)
Gardening and Its Future
37(6)
Undertone
43(4)
II The Growing of the Plants
The Miracle
47(2)
How to Make a Garden--The First Lesson
49(4)
The Home Garden
53(6)
How to Make a Garden--Digging in the Dirt
59(6)
The Growing of Plants by Children-- The School-Garden
65(4)
307
69(10)
The Spirit of the Garden
79(2)
Oak
81(2)
The Principles of Pruning
83(3)
The Weather
86(3)
What Is a Weed?
89(2)
White Clover
91(4)
III Flowers
Blossoms
95(3)
The Symbolism of Flowers
98(2)
Extrinsic and Intrinsic Views of Nature
100(4)
The Flower-Growing Should Be Part of the Design
104(8)
Annuals: The Best Kinds and How to Grow Them
112(8)
Campanula
120(5)
IV Fruits & Vegetables
The Admiration of Good Materials
125(9)
The Affection for the Work
134(3)
The Growing of the Vegetable Plants
137(5)
The Fruit-Garden
142(13)
Peach
155(3)
Where There Is No Apple-Tree
158(3)
Apple-Year
161(4)
V Spring to Winter
The Garden Flows
165(3)
The New Year
168(3)
The Dandelion
171(4)
The Apple-Tree in the Landscape
175(5)
From Lessons of To-day
180(1)
Leaves
181(2)
The Garden of Gourds
183(5)
Lesson I--The Pumpkin
188(3)
November: June
191(2)
An Outlook on Winter
193(4)
Midwinter
197(2)
Greenhouse in the Snow
199(5)
The Garden of Pinks
204(7)
December
211(4)
VI Epilogue
Marvels at Our Feet
215(10)
Society of the Holy Earth
225(46)
Appendix I The Garden Fence
227(36)
Appendix II Books by Liberty Hyde Bailey
263(8)
Notes271(4)
Bibliography275(4)
Index279


"Every family can have a garden." -Liberty Hyde Bailey

Finally, the best and most accessible garden writings of perhaps the most influential literary gardener of the twentieth century have been brought together in one book. Philosopher, poet, naturist, educator, agrarian, scientist, and garden-lover par excellence Liberty Hyde Bailey built a reputation as the Father of Modern Horticulture and evangelist for what he called the "garden-sentiment"-the desire to raise plants from the good earth for the sheer joy of it and for the love of the plants themselves. Bailey's perennial call to all of us to get outside and get our hands dirty, old or young, green thumb or no, is just as fresh and stirring today as then.

Full of timeless wit and grace, The Liberty Hyde Bailey Gardener's Companion collects essays and poems from Bailey's many books on gardening, as well as from newspapers and magazines from the era. Whether you've been gardening for decades or are searching for your first inspiration, Bailey's words will make an ideal companion on your journey.





John Stempien teaches history in Lowell, Michigan, and served as the first director of the Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum from 2006-2012.

John Linstrom is a writer and doctoral candidate in English. He edited the centennial edition of Bailey's The Holy Earth. Liberty Hyde Bailey (1858-1954) grew up on a farm in Michigan and went on to become Dean of the College of Agriculture at Cornell University, Chair of the Country Life Commission under President Theodore Roosevelt, and the "Father of Modern Horticulture." Simultaneously horticultural scientist and literary naturist, he authored more than seventy books, published thousands of articles, and founded or oversaw countless organizations.






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