People with Dirty Hands: The Passion for Gardening

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Wiley, Jan 22, 1996 - Gardening - 206 pages
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There was a wooden picnic table under the grape arbor, where Zelma sat all day when she wasn't actively gardening. She shelled peas, wrote letters, and mended clothes there. The older she got, she said, the less she wanted to be inside. Following Zelma's model, I will age ungracefully until I become an old woman in a small garden, doing whatever the hell I want. There was a time when this would have sounded unfulfilled to me, if not downright depressing, but now I look forward to it. Robin Chotzinoff From the Introduction

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Well, from my snow-bound apartment this December, I really wanted to like this. But it just didn't work for me. For one thing, it was too superficial. There were themed sections, but each covered so ... Read full review

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My favorite book, ever. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
11
Rustling Roses
20
Heat
33
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

Robin Chotzinoff is a staff writer for Denver's Westword and a contributor to Garden Design magazine, and she has written for New Republic and Outside. She lives with her daughter and her boyfriend in a log cabin outside Denver, where she gardens at 7,000 feet.

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