A Gardener's Bouquet of Quotations

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Maria Polushkin Robbins, Maria Polushkin
Ecco Press, 1998 - Gardening - 280 pages
For anyone who knows that the best thing about January is the arrival of seed catalogues, A Gardener's Bouquet of Quotations offers a bumper crop of selections concerning one of the world's most ancient and universal passions. Here is an extraordinary collection of poetry and prose: green thoughts, brief wit, sound advice, and gardening dicta of every reasonable and unreasonable sort.

Browse through the distilled wisdom of great writers and passionate gardeners as diverse as George Bernard Shaw, Margaret Mead, Basho, Louis L'Amour, Georgia O'Keeffe, Truman Capote, Oliver Wendell Holmes, William Blake, Henry David Thoreau, and Dylan Thomas.

Most gardeners would agree with the Chinese proverb 'He who plants a garden, plants happiness". But a disgruntled few, after a day of strenuous pruning, might subscribe to Ronald Reagan's view that is a tree -- how many more do you need to look at?" On every page of this charming volume wisdom grows, wit blossoms, and ideas bear fruit.

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