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Sep 21, 2019 - 15:03 PM By Ruth Kassinger

Paradise Under Glass is a witty and absorbing memoir about one woman s unlikely desire to build, stock, and tend a small conservatory in her suburban Maryland home Ruth Kassinger s wonderful story of the unique way she chose to cope with the profound changes in her life a book that will delight readers of Eat, Pray, Love and I Feel Bad About My Neck is interwoven with theParadise Under Glass is a witty and absorbing memoir about one woman s unlikely desire to build, stock, and tend a small conservatory in her suburban Maryland home Ruth Kassinger s wonderful story of the unique way she chose to cope with the profound changes in her life a book that will delight readers of Eat, Pray, Love and I Feel Bad About My Neck is interwoven with the fascinating history of conservatories from the Renaissance orangeries to the glass palaces of Kew.
  • Title: Paradise Under Glass: An Amateur Creates a Conservatory Garden
  • Author: Ruth Kassinger
  • ISBN: 9780061547744
  • Page: 248
  • Format: Hardcover

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Jaylia3 Sep 21, 2019 - 15:03 PM
Currently $1.99 on Kindle in the US, Paradise Under Glass is part how-to guide, part memoir, part plant and science focused history, and fully fascinating. And now I want to add an attached greenhouse room to my home.
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Kelly Sep 21, 2019 - 15:03 PM
Overall I did like this but it seemed to have too many tangets. I would have preferred a more focused look at her experience with the conservatory and the related outlets. For a while it was a nice to have the historical background but then it was just too much and you lost connection with the current work. It also brought in about 5 other themes and was too scattered. I also think people that don't have a strong interest in plants or botanical gardens will just get frustrated or bored.
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Teresa Sep 21, 2019 - 15:03 PM
This book is more an interesting history of about 300 years of indoor gardening and tropical plant propagation than a personal narrative. As a result, the book flips in style between memoir and history. The history is by far the most interesting part, mainly due to the revolving cast of kooky characters (who doesn't love 19th century scientists with all their oddities?).
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Elizabeth Sep 21, 2019 - 15:03 PM
fantasy, I swear it must be a fantasyshe did it! I got to watch the bumps and the glidesshe is incredible
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Joann Sep 21, 2019 - 15:03 PM
interesting ~ history of gardening
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ahorseandacarrot Sep 21, 2019 - 15:03 PM
Paradise Under Glass is a memoir about how a women in her forties with no experience creates a prosperous indoor conservatory in her own home after coping with tragedy. After her older sister dies a long painful death from a brain tumor Ruth herself is shortly afterward diagnosed with breast cancer. After a year of chemotherapy and several surgeries she is in remission. With her two oldest girls away at college she finds herself home alone with her husband, their dog, and their youngest daughter [...]
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Linda Sep 21, 2019 - 15:03 PM
I am interested in having a greenhouse attached to the house "someday". This was an enjoyable memoir with in depth botanical information and mostly over and above my present interest.
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Barbara Sep 21, 2019 - 15:03 PM
I found Ruth Kassingers book an interesting look at the history of greenhouses and plants under glass, while at the same time an autobiographical look at her coping with illness and loss through immersing herself in gardening and plants. She begins with her early amateurish attempts , the setbacks with crazy zoning laws in trying to build her own greenhouse, and the history of wealthy growers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries who obviously dealt with no such zoning problems.Years ago I [...]
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Phil Sep 21, 2019 - 15:03 PM
A wonderful book. The author possesses no "green thumb" and successfully can only kill anything she tries to grow. Through tragic circumstances in her life, she is driven to a desire to understand plant life and sets about to build a conservatory garden. Her husband is dubious about the project (it was his plants that usually got killed) but gives his reluctant support. She begins learning all there is to know about growing such a garden and gives a detailed history of not only such gardens but [...]
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Deidre Sep 21, 2019 - 15:03 PM
What a great book to read in the winter! I understood her overwhelming desire to grow citrus in her house. I tried it ten or so years ago, a lemon and an orange. Wow, they smelled so great in bloom. Actually got a tiny orange. But just couldn't keep the part of my house the plants were in warm enough that winter. It was one that seemed like it was -10° or colder for a couple of months, and the wind blowing. So just coming in a door reduced the temp to 50°. Well, it felt like it to me and those [...]
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Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides Sep 21, 2019 - 15:03 PM
There was some 4 star information content here, especially at the beginning, but I don't think that it was linked well to the memoir content. And sometimes it just felt like it was just a bunch of info dumps, connected loosely or not at all. I actually would have liked a bit more memoir content. And I want to read a book by Edie, this woman's garden/plants guru. She must have a lot of great stories.That said, I thought there was a lot of interesting and useful practical info, and I liked the bit [...]
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Jan Edmonds Sep 21, 2019 - 15:03 PM
Well, this lovely little book speaks to a couple of my favorite interests, gardening and botanical history. Ruth Kassinger has an ah-ha moment while walking through the Botanic Garden in Washington D.C. Can't you imagine the warmth, relief and palpable hug of such a place on a cold winter day? And so it begins, Ruth's writing took me to meet some of the most brilliant minds in the country growing absurdly fabulous plants. The author sneaks in a dose of mindfulness about dealing with loss, nothin [...]
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Janine Sep 21, 2019 - 15:03 PM
I identified with the author is several ways which no doubt added to my enjoyment of the book. She is "living my dream". I've often thought that adding a conservatory to my house is the solution to the living though the Northeast winter. She made the dream real after the untimely death of her sister followed by her own breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. At first I was a little put off by the purely botanical digressions interspersed with the personal story, but after awhile they kind of "gre [...]
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Emma Sep 21, 2019 - 15:03 PM
An interesting window into the history of horticulture across the globe, Paradise Under Glass is written with smart reflection and complex histories in mind. However, as a lover of biographies, I was disappointed by the over-inclusion of historical notes. I wanted to learn about Kassinger's life and struggles as a neophyte in the gardening world. There is too little of her in the book which left her personal story feeling as more of an aside and the what-were-supposed-to-be-tangents of horticult [...]
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Martha Sep 21, 2019 - 15:03 PM
Part memoir, part history of gardening and greenhouses, part tutorial in nearly all things botanical, and part DIY manual, this book meanders at times. You need to read faithfully from beginning to end to reap the rewards of the last chapter about vertical wall gardens.Although it could have been tighter, this book is well-lived, well-researched and well-written by an author who is passionate about her home conservatory.
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Sheila Garry Sep 21, 2019 - 15:03 PM
Interesting book about conservatories. Made me want to go out and buy even more house plants. I found myself skimreading the historical facts, of which there were many. I feel that this should either have been a book about her experience creating a conservatory, or a book about historical conservatories. But not both.
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Holly Sep 21, 2019 - 15:03 PM
Part memoir, part history. I liked both halves of the whole a lot! The memoir sections included vivid descriptions of plants and the people who love them, as well as real emotions about the transience of life. The history sections were compelling and quick. I am a huge indoor plant lover and if you are too, pick this one up!
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Samantha Sep 21, 2019 - 15:03 PM
I devoured this book. Usually non-fiction takes me longer but the author has a lovely style and mixed in interesting histories both personal and non-personal that made it quite difficult to put the book down. It probably helped that it is December and I'm ready to plant! It definitely inspired me to go water my abused Christmas Cactus - and even repot! :)
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William Sep 21, 2019 - 15:03 PM
An inspiring book.In response to loss and adversity in her life, the author builds a conservatory onto her suburban home.Intertwines her own story with interesting sections on the history of glasshouses, plant hunters, modern growers like Glasshouse Works and Logee's, and other subjects.Worth reading more than once.
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Valerre Sep 21, 2019 - 15:03 PM
I enjoyed the parts when she was talking about her personal life and struggles with her own conservatory much better than all the history lessons she gave - it was a bit overwhelming. Just touching on the history would have been better. Also, it ended quite abruptly.
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Joy Sep 21, 2019 - 15:03 PM
Only after reading by accident several pages of chapter one, did I realize this was a nonfiction book. I enjoyed the journal presentation of fascinating information about plants through history, love of learning how to include plants in her environment. How I might include them in mine.
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Polly Krize Sep 21, 2019 - 15:03 PM
This book is detailed and enriched with a lot of historical information on a variety of plants and how they have become part of millions of people's lives over the centuries. A lot of research went into this one - very much appreciated.
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Jenny Sep 21, 2019 - 15:03 PM
A topic I adore, to be sure, but found the historical accounts dry, even though I'd normally be interested in such things, and found myself wanting deeper exploration in the memoir portions of the book.
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Sharon Sep 21, 2019 - 15:03 PM
love this bookjust wish there were pictures of the conservatory and a list of suppliers.
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Kitty Sep 21, 2019 - 15:03 PM
Since I've always found the idea of having a conservatory wonderfully alluring, I couldn't help but love this book.
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Thekeres Sep 21, 2019 - 15:03 PM
Wonderful mix of a memoir and a history of the conservatory, though I would have liked to read more about her own efforts.
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Paradise Under Glass: An Amateur Creates a Conservatory Garden By Ruth Kassinger Paradise Under Glass is a witty and absorbing memoir about one woman s unlikely desire to build, stock, and tend a small conservatory in her suburban Maryland home Ruth Kassinger s wonderful story of the unique way she chose to cope with the profound changes in her life a book that will delight readers of Eat, Pray, Love and I Feel Bad About My Neck is interwoven with theParadise Under Glass is a witty and absorbing memoir about one woman s unlikely desire to build, stock, and tend a small conservatory in her suburban Maryland home Ruth Kassinger s wonderful story of the unique way she chose to cope with the profound changes in her life a book that will delight readers of Eat, Pray, Love and I Feel Bad About My Neck is interwoven with the fascinating history of conservatories from the Renaissance orangeries to the glass palaces of Kew.

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