Green Thoughts: A Writer in the Garden

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Vintage Books, 1983 - Gardening - 289 pages
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Arranged in alphabetical order, from annuals to woman's place, this guide offers informed, strongly personal advice on how to grow things, garden lore, and plant and human history

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Review: Green Thoughts: A Writer in the Garden (Modern Library Gardening)

User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

I just love garden memoirs. Especially the ones that are total stream of consciousness writing....no real thought or lay out. Perenyi is delightful to read. I skipped around and read all the sections ... Read full review

Review: Green Thoughts: A Writer in the Garden (Modern Library Gardening)

User Review  - Beth L. - Goodreads

This book is a series of gardening essays. Not easy reading always but always interesting. I learned a few new "tricks." I found however I could only read a few of the chapters at a time and then had to put it down. BUT I did finish it and I am glad. Read full review

Contents

EVERGREENS
59
FAILURES
63
FENNEL
66
Copyright

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About the author (1983)

Eleanor Perényi was for many years the managing editor of Mademoiselle, an editor at Harper’s Bazaar, and a contributor to The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, and Esquire magazines. She is the author of a biography of Franz Liszt, which was nominated for a National Book Award, and More Was Lost, a memoir of her marriage to a Hungarian baron. She lives on the Connecticut coast.

Michael Pollan is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Botany of Desire and Second Nature, named one of the best gardening books of the twentieth century by the American Horticultural Society. He is a contributing editor to Harper’s magazine and a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine. Pollan chose the books for the Modern Library Gardening series because, as he writes, “these writers are some of the great talkers in the rich, provocative, and frequently uproarious conversation that, metaphorically at least, has been taking place over the back fence of our gardens at least since the time of Pliny.”

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