A Gentle Plea for Chaos: Reissued

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Bloomsbury USA, Oct 11, 2011 - Gardening - 192 pages
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In this book the author describes the way her garden evolved and how, without meaning to do so, she let it take over her life. She suggests moving away from planning, regimentation and gardening with the mentality of a stamp-collector. Frequently funny and always stimulating, she writes of the alchemy of gardens, of the 19th-century plant-collectors and plant illustrators and of the gardening philosophers, all fertilizing great thoughts along with their hollyhocks.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Osler's plea is not so gentle; rather, it's opinionated (though never dismissive), bell-clear, wickedly humorous, brilliant—a call for cultivated anarchy in the garden that turns an oxymoron into a ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Mirabel Osler won the 1988 Sinclair Consumer Press Garden Writer of the Year Award. She lives in England.

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