Wednesday, August 7, 2013

First Friday Tasha Tudor Book Review....A Bit Late!

This wonderful book was written by Mary Mason Campbell in 1971 and was illustrated by Tasha Tudor. Most of the illustrations are black and white drawings, but it does include some lovely full color plates. It's a very nice guide for growing herbs and vegetables....170 pages of good stuff! It was published by NY Universal Publishing Inc.

I love the illustrations and I enjoy Tasha's work from this time period. I love the bee houses in the background along with all the hollyhocks.

Isn't this a great picture of Tasha with the foxgloves in the off to the side. I found some apricot colored ones like this for my garden in spring.

Of course, the book would have to include a drawing of a corgi! very sweet.

In 1979, the book was republished in a paperback form by NY Golden Press. I have both copies and the paperback is larger-11" x 8 1/8". It does include some recipes in the back of the book, but I like the information and drawings about herbs.

This is a photo of Tasha that you will often see, walking in her garden. Notice that she isn't wearing shoes.

This book is fairly easy to find if you are wishing to buy a copy. If you enjoy hardening, you will enjoy this one. It even has a section on Tiny Tim vegetables.

Sorry for the late posting. This grandma has been too busy but I really am trying to review a book every month. I learn so much each time I do a report.


Bernideen said...

How fun! I trust you have watched the U tube videos of her in her garden!

Jane said...

It looks like she has a red mulch under her tomatoes and I just read about doing that a couple months ago. How funny!

Karen Frost said...

Oh, I have this book! I just love it so much, it's very sweet. So nice to be busy being a Gramma! Hugs, xoxo

Stephanie said...

Sounds like a lovely book - thanks for sharing, sweet friend! I love the picture of you and baby Otto on your sidebar - precious!

Love and hugs!

Mrs R said...

Linda, your blog is lovely! And thank you again for such precious tea treasures!