A Gardener's Bouquet of Quotations

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Maria Polushkin Robbins, Maria Polushkin
Ecco Press, 1998 - Gardening - 280 pages
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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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About the author (1998)

Robbins is a native of Russia, immigrated to the United States in 1949 and settled in New York City, where she became a children's book editor, translator, and writer. She is pursuing a career in social work and lives in East Hampton, New York, with her husband.

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