Back Yard: A Gardening Life

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Wakefield Press, 1997 - Gardening - 215 pages
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A whimsical collection of musings dedicated to that ultimate suburban icon - the back yard. The garden serves as a backdrop for anecdotes about an eccentric Italian father-in-law, pet blue-tongues, and the joys of trampolines and trikes, as well as the rather more serious subjects of vegetables, lemon trees and companion planting.
 

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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Written with humorous undertones the content reminds that the simple things in life often bring us the most joy.

Contents

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10
Ritual
26
FOIUCSS Giovani
48
Green Lily
61
Bluetongue Lizard
74
Schinus Molle and Mud Pies
88
Love of Magnolias
99
Something Nasty from Port Lincoln
105
A Minuet with Lettuce
142
Italian Lettuce
149
A Rash Thing with Radishes
159
Pollination
169
Companion Planting
177
Herb of Grace OSundays
183
Rosemary Remembered
190
Plum Sunday
196

Cheap Mulch
112
The Quail
122
Officially Autumn 12 8
128
Nineteen Things I Have
135
Lilly Pilly
205
Giant of Stuttgart
211
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About the author (1997)

A distinguished professor emeritus at the University of South Carolina, Dr. John Chandler Griffin has published fourteen books. In 2000, Gov. Jim Hodges named him to the Order of the Silver Crescent, the state's highest award. His most recent book, Abraham Lincoln's Execution, was published by Pelican.

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