A Breath from Elsewhere: Musings on Gardens

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Arcade Publishing, 1999 - Gardening - 218 pages
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A Breath from Elsewhere is a rare and wonderful kind of gardening book: one that is meant to be read and reread, and re-reread. Mirabel Osier knows what makes gardeners tick, their fears, passions, guilts, and joys. She infuses her writing with a deeply empathetic understanding about how gardening fits into the cycles of our lives, from our first tremulous attempts to plant something in a backyard to the ambitious acres of our prime to the more manageable gardens of our later years. Osier knows all these stages, for she has lived them, and she knows the concerns and questions that attend each level. "There are no right ways to make a garden", she writes, "only alternatives". Encapsulating a lifetime of wisdom and experience, A Breath from Elsewhere will appeal to and inspire every gardener, old or young, experienced or just starting out.

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English garden writer Osler (A Gentle Plea for Chaos, Arcade, 1998) offers contemplations mixed with advice based on practical growing experience. Her forte is the thoughtful expression of the fears ... Read full review



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