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Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life
Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life: The Plants and Places That Inspired the Classic Children's Tales | Marta McDowell
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There aren’t many books more beloved than The Tale of Peter Rabbit and even fewer authors as iconic as Beatrix Potter. More than 150 million copies of her books have sold worldwide and interest in her work and life remains high. And her characters—Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle Duck, and all the rest—exist in a charmed world filled with flowers and gardens. Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life is the first book to explore the origins of Beatrix Potter’s love of gardening and plants and show how this passion came to be reflected in her work. The book begins with a gardener’s biography, highlighting the key moments and places throughout her life that helped define her, including her home Hill Top Farm in England's Lake District. Next, the reader follows Beatrix Potter through a year in her garden, with a season-by-season overview of what is blooming that truly brings her gardens alive. The book culminates in a traveler’s guide, with information on how and where to visit Potter’s gardens today. Richly illustrated and filled with quotations from her books, letters, and journals, it is essential reading for all who know and cherish Beatrix Potter’s classic tales.
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mrsmarch
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Sleepy baby in a Peter Rabbit onesie...

I love Beatrix Potter's whimsical watercolors, and seeing how she took inspo from her own cottage garden just makes the heart feel A-OK with the world. Also a great reference for gardeners wishing to recreate a garden like hers, with a comprehensive list in the back of plants she had, plants named in her books, and plants she illustrated.

Smangela Great podcast called "The History Women" had an episode on Beatrix Potter! So interesting :) 2y
mrsmarch @Smangela @Pinkmeghan o podcast goddess, have you heard of this one? 2y
Pinkmeghan @Smangela @mrsmarch I have!!! It's been recommended to me before, I just never have time to conquer the backlist! 2y
Smangela @Pinkmeghan @mrsmarch I'm so behind on podcasts, I haven't listened in months 🙈 but this one has far less frequent episodes than most, so that I kind of like lol doesn't get overwhelming 2y
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I love reading outside, especially in my back yard with my two pups 😄 #septphotochallenge #somethingforsept #readingoutside @RealLifeReading

DeeLew Sweet puppies! 💜🐶 3y
Librarianaut Gorgeous dogs!!! 3y
britt_brooke Cute pups! 😍😍 3y
LauraBeth This looks lovely 😀 3y
stacybmartin Such a beautiful yard - and adorable pups! 😍🐶 3y
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