A Garden Miscellany

An Illustrated Guide to the Elements of the Garden


By Suzanne Staubach

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$32.95 CAD



  1. Hardcover $27.50 $32.95 CAD
  2. ebook $13.99 $17.99 CAD

This item is a preorder. Your payment method will be charged immediately, and the product is expected to ship on or around October 29, 2019. This date is subject to change due to shipping delays beyond our control.

A sweet, alphabetical handbook to all things green.” —The New York Post

Do you know a folly from a ha-ha? Can an allée be pleached? Does a skep belong on a plinth? Answers to these questions—plus a gazebo-ful of information, stories, and visual delights—await in this charming exploration of the stuff gardens are made of. Garden historian Suzanne Staubach covers everything from arbors to water features, reveling in the anecdotes that accompany each element. Filled with revelations and fanciful illustrations by Julia Yellow, A Garden Miscellany promises new discoveries with each reading—a book to be returned to again and again.

  • “The right amount of useful advice and, when applicable, educational historical tidbits… Julia Yellow’s whimsical illustrations, generously scattered throughout, ensure the work remains charming as well as informative. This is both a pleasure to read and a valuable resource to fall back on for the enthusiastic gardener.” —Publishers Weekly

    “A sweet, alphabetical handbook to all things green, from arbors and arches to water features and yards. The painterly illustrations, quirky factoids and genuinely helpful tips make this an ideal gift for anyone who has a garden…or just imagines escaping to one.” —The New York Post

    “Lovely illustrations make this informative book a pleasure to return to again and again.” —The Seattle Times

    “Any gardener will enjoy the clever, useful prose and storytelling illustrations…The pretty cover, with gold foil detailing, already seems wrapped for giving.” —The Oregonian

    “A perfect gift for the gardener in your life, with little anecdotes about odd garden features, and charming illustrations.” —The Multnomah County Library

    “Quirky illustrations and headings either bring levity to what might appear to be a dry topic, or diminish its intellectual heft, depending on your point of view… the perspective is enlightening and helps to paint a fuller picture of the items we use almost daily.” The English Garden

    “A unique book that blends the practical with the poetic.” Horticulture

    “Filled with revelations and fanciful illustrations, this whimsical book is part garden guide and part coffee table art. Whether used as a reference guide or a quick pleasure read, it promises new discoveries with each opening.” —Michigan Gardener

On Sale
Oct 29, 2019
Page Count
220 pages
Timber Press

Suzanne Staubach

Suzanne Staubach

About the Author

Suzanne Staubach writes, pots, and gardens in the rural northeastern hills of Connecticut. Staubach was a bookseller for 34 years as the manager and trade buyer for the UConn Co-op. She was one of the founding members of the Connecticut Children’s Book Fair, serving as co-chair. She served as President of the New England Booksellers Association, Vice President of the American Booksellers Association, and Vice President of the American Booksellers Foundation for Freedom of Expression. In 2008 she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Connecticut Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Library of Congress. She is currently on the Connecticut Center for the Book’s Advisory panel and a judge for the non-fiction award. 

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