A Garden of My Own: Australian Gardeners' Stories
45 Australian gardeners share their stories of passion and persistence in creating their own special places. Previously published as the coffee table book, 'The Open Garden'.;;;
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Page 53 - If you wish to be happy for a day, get drunk. If you wish to be happy for a week, kill a pig. If you wish to be happy for a month, get married. But if you wish to be happy for ever and ever, make a garden.
Page 250 - ... of materialism ; and since the inadequacy of materialism has become apparent in social and economic theory, its influence has declined. But coming when it did, the doctrine had historic value. In the days before 1914 the idle rich, who then really did exist as a class, used to eat and drink too much for eleven months of the year, and then for one month they took what was known as a cure in order to remove adipose tissue and reduce curves. This cure was purely negative. It consisted simply of...
Page 75 - It's amazing what you can get away with if you say it with conviction.