Farther Afield: A Gardener's Excursions

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Macmillan, Mar 1, 1988 - Gardening - 304 pages
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In this splendid collection of short essays, gardener, writer, and professor Allen Lacy takes readers on a series of garden excursions, beginning at home. Lacy writes of his experiences with a variety of plants--evening primrose, prairie gentian, sumac, coreopsis, fuchsias, gloriosa lilies--in his own garden in New Jersey. Then he charts his travels to other gardens, in the United States, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands. Final essays in Farther Afield include a discussion of garden writing, profiles of other horticulturists, and humorous pieces on cats and houseplants, and, of course, flamingoes.

 

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Many of these delightful essays first appeared in the Wall Street Journal and garden magazines. Lacy ( Home Ground ) is an accomplished writer, a professor of philosophy, whose excursions in gardening ... Read full review

Contents

Dear Thompson 6 Morgan
22
Clove Currant
45
Evening Primrose
51
Invasion of the Sumac
57
Hardy Fuchsias
65
NotSoBouncing Bet
81
Summer Bulbs 04
94
Mr Shaws Garden
115
Ted Childss Hillside Marvel
136
Nine Million Flowers under One Roof
150
Old Gardening Books
187
Moist Shade on Dry Soil
222
Appendix
269
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Allen Lacy is professor of philosophy at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and the author of numerous books on gardening, including The Garden in Autumn and The Glory of Roses. He lives in Linwood, New Jersey.

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