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The author of the book: Reginald John Farrer
Edition: The Lone Oak Press
Date of issue: 2007
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Language: English
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Reginald Farrer (1880–1920) was a British plantsman, plant explorer, & prolific writer who was one of the first to promote rock gardening and alpine plants. The text of Mimpish Squinnies consists of fourteen plant descriptions from Farrer’s The English Rock Garden and are of plants that he particularly disliked and described as only he could, with humor, wit, acerbity and anthropomorphism. The title of the book, Mimpish Squinnies, uses two of the many, almost nonsense, words that Farrer employs in some of his descriptions. Accompanying the text are fourteen full-color plant portraits using his descriptions as inspiration along with the structure of the actual plant plus a portrait of Farrer with a short biographical note.


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Ebook Mimpish Squinnies: Reginald Farrer's Short Guide to Worthless Plants read Online! Reginald Farrar (1880-1920), suffered from a cleft palate and though undergoing various treatments, was never cured, making much of his speech unintelligible, his voice resembling 'a shallow screech, like wind through cracked metal'. As his condition prevented him from going to school, he spend a solitary childhood scrambling the Yorkshire cliffs, collecting the delicate alpines which grew there. He soon learnt their names, and by the age of 13 had published a report in a scientific journal. Eventually, he went to Oxford, hoping to become a novelist, but instead developed his love of botany, later writing books which almost single-handedly brought gardening to the masses; before, it had been the preserve of the rich. Farrar only lived for 40 years, yet in that time he introduced many new species garnered from plant expeditions to the Far East, and 'put a rockery in every backyard.'


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