Edwinna von Baeyer’s Books for Sale

A Selected Bibliography for Garden History in Canada * Rhetoric and Roses: A History of Canadian Gardening, 1900-1930 * Garden Voices: Two Centuries of Canadian Garden Writing * Ontario Rural Society 1867-1930: A Thematic Index of Selected Ontario Agricultural Periodicals * Down the Garden Path: A Guide for Researching the History of a Garden or Landscape * The Reluctant Gardener: A Beginner’s Guide to Gardening in Canada * The No-Garden Gardener: Container Gardening on Balconies, Decks, Patios, and Porches

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GARDEN HISTORY PUBLICATIONS

A Selected Bibliography for Garden History in Canada

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Revised Edition. Ottawa: Canadian Heritage, Parks Canada, 1987. 62 pp. A rare reference item. Softcover.

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Rhetoric and Roses: A History of Canadian Gardening, 1900-1930

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Markham, Ont.: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1984. 197 pp. B & W photos and other illustrations. Hardback. This history covers the development of ornamental and civic gardens, of public parks and parkways, of Canada’s railway gardens, the story of the growth of horticultural societies, school gardening program, and ultimately the emergence of agricultural colleges and the horticultural press. A fascinating account of the garden and horticultural social movements that helped build Canada.

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Ontario Rural Society 1867-1930: A Thematic Index of Selected Ontario Agricultural Periodicals

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Ottawa: 1985. 37 pp. + 13 microfiche sheets. Softcover. This unique reference indexes in depth 10 major Ontario periodicals. Thousands of entries (63,109) are arranged into two main sections: the subject index and the author index. The subject index is divided into three parts: The Land, The People and Organizations and Institutions. Detailed subject headings are listed as part of the introductory text. PLEASE NOTE: You will need a microfiche reader to use the index.

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Garden Voices: Two Centuries of Canadian Garden Writing

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Co-editor: Pleasance Crawford. Toronto: Random House Canada, 1995. Paperback: 334 pp. Hardback: 334 pp. Canada’s first anthology celebrating the wit, warmth and wisdom of 200 years of Canadian garden writing. From the jacket blurb: “With an eye for the evocative, an ear for the humorous and a commitment to narrating the story of Canadian gardening from coast to coast, the editors have chosen over eighty selections from diaries, letters, articles and books to capture a vivid portrait of the gardening tradition in Canada.” Eavesdrop on famous and not-so-famous garden writers – a delight!

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Down the Garden Path: A Guide for Researching the History of a Garden or Landscape

mapperton Web cover copyOttawa: 2007. 104 pp. Softcover. There are many reasons for preserving a landscape. You might have personal reasons for wanting to document a landscape. You might want to recreate your grandmother’s garden or other personal landscape or garden. Or it might be a professional or civic reason – you are a member of an organization or government that is working to document, preserve or recreate a public landscape, the gardens around a historic home, a town park, etc. Perhaps a site is under threat of demolition and you need to prove its historical importance in order to help save and protect it. Tracing the people connected to a site, the features of a site and the evolution of a landscape or garden is what makes up the history of a landscape. By using Down the Garden Path: A Guide for Researching the History of a Garden or Landscape , you will learn the best research strategies to find this information — whether you are searching in a library or archive, or on the Web.

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HOW-TO GARDEN BOOKS

The Reluctant Gardener: A Beginner’s Guide to Gardening in Canada

reluctant copyCo-authored with Dinah Shields. Toronto: Random House of Canada, 1992. 287 pp. Paperback. A guide for the beginner or anyone else who wants sensible, comprehensible advice on ornamental gardening in Canada. Learn about planning and designing your garden; tips on buying plants, shrugs and trees; easy to grow annuals and perennials; cold-climate rose growing; hand-to-hand combat with weeds, diseases and insects…

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The No-Garden Gardener: Container Gardening on Balconies, Decks, Patios and Porches

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Co-authored with Dinah Shields. Toronto: Random House Canada, 1993. 242 pp. Paperback. Learn how to design with plants in pots; choosing containers; how to choose container plants; cultivation and care tips; and much more. Transform your small space into a gardener’s paradise.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Edwinna von Baeyer has been researching and writing landscape histories in Canada for nearly 40 years. Her writing and research experience is wide-ranging and includes books, articles, bibliographies, etc. that focus on landscape history. Her books have been published by Random House Canada and Dundurn Press. For her work in landscape history, she received the Ontario Heritage Foundation’s prestigious Certificate of Achievement for research and writing on Heritage Gardens.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Edwinna von Baeyer.

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