Henry Mitchell on Gardening

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Mar 17, 1999 - Gardening - 256 pages
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For readers who like gardening (and love the English language), this posthumous collection of Henry Mitchell's Washington Post "Earthman" columns is "equal parts entertainment and shrewd horticultural advice" (Science News). Henry Mitchell is "beloved for his witty, smart, informed, philosophical, wide-ranging and often wickedly humorous columns" (Detroit Free Press).
 

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The late Mitchell, one of America's most noted garden writers, brought wit, humor, and intelligence to the genre. This final collection of his "Earthman" columns, following The Essential Earthman ... Read full review

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Contents

When a Bloom Looms Large in Memory
3
JUNE
4
By the Persian Example
9
FEBRUARY
15
APRIL
60
Gardening Is a Long Road
135
Plants That Make Their Own Elbow Room
142
Keeping Watch on the Water Lilies
148
A Gardeners Weather Wonderland
155
The Topic Is Tropicals
162
OCTOBER
191
NOVEMBER
208
The Budding Holly Story
229
The Imperfect Gardener
235
In Gardening Timing Is the Key
241
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About the author (1999)

Allen Lacy is professor emeritus of philosophy at Stockton College and the author or editor of ten books on gardening. He was the garden columnist for the WALL STREET JOURNAL for five years and for the NEW YORK TIMES for seven. A native Texan, he lives and gardens in southern New Jersey. Henry Mitchell, who died in November 1993, was one of America's most beloved garden writers. He was especially famous for his weekly Earthman" columns in the Washington Post.

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