Time and the Gardener: Writings on a Lifelong Passion

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Beacon Press, 2004 - Gardening - 276 pages
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“A treasury of garden wisdom by a seasoned gardener who is companionable, amusing, and full of surprises.” —Diane Ackerman, author of Cultivating Delight

Now in paperback, the perfect companion for new and veteran gardeners alike. From her vantage point as an octogenarian gardener, Elisabeth Sheldon knows that one of the most important elements in the making of a garden is the passage of time. This is true in the making of a gardener as well; no great gardener is young. In Time and the Gardener, Elisabeth Sheldon shares with readers the lessons, triumphs, tips, favorite plants, and more that have guided her over the last three decades.

“Elisabeth Sheldon offers everything one could want in a garden writer.” —Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrowd, authors of A Year at North Hill

“Not since Thalassa Cruso has there been such a lucent, informative voice.” —Michael Weishan, host of PBS-TV’s The Victory Garden
 

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Though in her eighties, Sheldon (The Flamboyant Garden) still gardens in the Finger Lakes region of New York and shares a lifetime of knowledge and observations in a collection sure to please her ... Read full review

Contents

WHAT IVE LEARNED OVER TIME
ii
TIMELESS PLANTS SOME
121
Lysimachias
130
Some Border Clematis
137
Legumes for the Flower Border
144
Gaura
156
Gardening with Purple Foliage
171
GARDENERS OF OTHER TIMES
213
PLANT INDEX
262
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Elisabeth Sheldon studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Chicago. She is the author of two books, The Flamboyant Garden and The Proper Garden, which won two awards from the Garden Writers of America Association. Her writings have appeared in Fine Gardening, Horticulture, and other magazines. She lives and gardens in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.

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