The Quotable Gardener

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Globe Pequot, May 1, 2002 - Gardening - 274 pages
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This collection of wisdom, insight, and humor from Diane Ackerman to Emile Zola, captures the essence of the world's most popular hobby. Here are more than four hundred quotations - both one-line zingers and stanzas of verse and full paragraphs of narrative - on the endless fascination of gardening. The great gardening writers of the past and present are amply represented, but these varied selections also range the entirety of recorded literature, from the Bible and tenth-century Japanese diarist Sei Shonagon through Chaucer and Shakespeare to Dickens, Whitman, and even Prince Charles. For anyone who counts their hours in the soil as their most valued, The Quotable Gardener is an invaluable inspiration during the gardening months, and a treasured companion during the long desperate winter.
 

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Contents

Work
29
Plantings
49
Design
81
Branch and Blade
103
Observations
121
jaundice
149
Seasons
171
Enthusiasm
183
Edible and Inedible
201
Consolations
217
A Whos Who of Those Quoted
225
Index of Those Quoted
263
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Charles Elliot is an American editor & writer who now lives in England. He is the author of two essay collections published by The Lyons Press, as well as "The Quotable Gardener," & keeps (i.e., feeds) two cats, Sam & Rosie.

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